O'Keefe, E.

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Miscellaneous Documents

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.

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.