Education: White Missouri

A prime grievance of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the fact that all but one of the 17 Southern States exclude Negroes from their Universities. Year ago, as a test case, NAACP brought crusty University of Maryland into Maryland's Court of Appeals, succeeded in breaking its 128-year-old bar against Negroes. Last fortnight NAACP and Negro Lloyd Gaines marched into Circuit Court at Columbia, Mo. to see whether University of Missouri, lily-white since its opening in 1841, could be likewise forced across the color line.

Gangling Mississippi-born Lloyd Gaines,...

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