"Gaines Suit is Dropped"

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Clipping from the January 1, 1940 edition of the Columbia (Mo.) Star, reporting the dismissal of a case filed by Lloyd Gaines in an attempt to gain admission to the University of Missouri Law School, due to the inability of Gaines' attorneys to locate their client for the prior ten months. Gaines, whose initial suit reached the U.S. Supreme Court, led to the establishment of a law school at Lincoln University, disappeared in March, 1939, and was never seen or heard from again. The article also notes the suit recently filed by Lucile Bluford, in her attempt to gain admission to MU's graduate journalism program. 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.

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Columbia Star
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Date: 
January 1st 1940
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Columbia, MO
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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-42-0035
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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.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.