Book Details Legal Struggles of Lloyd Gaines

MU political science professors Bill Horner and James Endersby
Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation, published by the University of Missouri Press

Most people who have attended the University of Missouri are familiar with the Gaines Oldham Black Culture Center or have heard of Lloyd Gaines, the first African-American to apply to the MU law school, which denied his application. Until now, however, few have been aware of the legal battles Gaines and the NAACP waged to guarantee equal rights decades before the civil rights movement gained steam.

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