Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Note on Envelope
Envelope with a handwritten note from the files for Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S. W. Canada. The writing, signed by court deputy clerk E. O'Keefe, notes "Summons issued Jan 7, 1942." At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.