Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Defendant's Requested Instructions

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Description: 

Defendant's requested instructions in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, including specific questions for the jury to consider. The defense team requests the court instruct the jury on a number of issues, including that Missouri law does require that white and black residents "shall receive equal opportunity and facilities for higher education in separate institutions of learning," that state law required the establishment of a graduate journalism program at Lincoln University "upon timely request therefor by any qualified negro resident" of the state, that there is no evidence Bluford applied to Lincoln, and other issues. 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.

Date: 
1942
Modern Location: 
Jefferson City, MO
Other Versions of this Object: 
Rights Statement: 
Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the National Archives at Kansas City. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the National Archives at Kansas City.
Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009, Civil Case Files, 1938 - 1991, Lucile Bluford v. S. W. Canada
Digital Object Identifier: 
NARA-128-0033
Transcription: 
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY | DIGITAL HISTORY
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
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