From Lucile Bluford to S. W. Canada
Letter from Lucile Bluford to University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada, reporting that she has applied to Lincoln University for graduate work in journalism, but that they offer no journalism courses. She says there will therefore be applying to MU for the semester beginning Friday of that week. She requests he wire her at an address in Jefferson City with permission to enroll. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and seeking admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism. After repeated efforts to enter the program, and repeated denials due to her race, she filed a lawsuit against the university that eventually was heard before the Missouri Supreme Court.