Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: T. B. Watkins Affidavit
Affidavit in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Mr. T. B. Watkins, who is acting as bond surety in the case, attests to his ownership of a business and real estate in Kansas City worth $6,000, in excess of the amount Bluford is obligated to guarantee in her appeal. 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.