Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Letter from Judge John C. Collet to Charles H. Houston


Letter from Judge John C. Collet to plaintiff's attorney Charles H. Houston regarding Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Collet writes to confirm receipt of Houston's letter requesting a hearing on May 13, but reports that he will not be in court in Jefferson City on that date. He writes that the motion will be on his docket on May 4, or if Houston needs to delay it further, June 1. 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.

April 26th 1940
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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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