Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Motion for New Trial

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Motion for new trial in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Bluford requests that the court set aside the verdict against her of October 24, 1940, and grant a new trial. Her attorneys argue that the court erred in numerous ways, and that the verdict did not conform to the law. 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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1601 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO
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Records of District Courts of the United States, 1685 - 2009, Civil Case Files, 1938 - 1991, Lucile Bluford v. S. W. Canada
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