From William S. Hogsett to S. W. Canada


Letter from William S. Hogsett to University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada, forwarding a copy of the Missouri Supreme Court opinion in the Bluford vs. Canada case. Hogsett writes that the opinion "reaffirms the validity of race segregation, and it settles the fundamental principles (a) that a negro must make a demand on Lincoln, and (b) must give Lincoln a reasonable time to comply, before he has any right to admission at the University of MIssouri." 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.

July 9th 1941
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911 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO
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C2582 - University of Missouri, President's Office, Papers, 1892-1966
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