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The Mystery of Lloyd Gaines: What Has Become of Lloyd Gaines, a one page article in Color Rotogravure Section, Vol. 1 No. 2 August 1944

Color, Inc: Charleston 1944 Illus., 16.5 x 11", pict wraps, 22pp. Disbound, toned, chipped, edge tears, missing small pieces. Lloyd Gaines was a 1935 graduate of Missouri's Lincoln University who was denied admission to the law school at the University of Missouri because "it was against the public policy of Missouri for Negroes and white students to attend the same schools..." There was a provision "that if a Negro student applied for a course not offered at Lincoln University, but given at the University of Missouri...Lincoln University were to provide that course by sending...student to a school in an adjacent state..." Gaines argued that it violated his 14th amendment rights and eventually his lawsuit ended up in the U.S. Supreme Court where Chief Justice Hughes found in his favor. Other articles: "How Negro Schools Help Win the War", "Bigotry is Un-American" by Archbishop Spellman", "Progress of Negro Police in Quaker City" (Philadelphia), "Dewey's Strategy on the Negro Probed" plus a page of photos showing African-American soldiers getting ready for war. Including images of members of the 555th Parachute Infantry Co., "The Army's first Negro paratroop unit." Lots of interesting articles. COMES WITH: Color Rotogravure Section. Vol. 2 No. 7 July, 1945. Condition worse than above. Photo stories "Color Salutes Race's Largest Naval U.S.O. in East", "College Commencements Featuring 80 years of Matchless Progress in America." Articles "92nd Doughboys en route Home", "War Dept. Hits Race Prejudice", "Postwar Factories Planned for Harlem." Plus photo of Joe Louis on a dog sled at U.S. Army Airfield Southampton Island. Sold as a pair only. Very Fragile. Sold as is.

Book Id: 99-3511

Price: $40.00

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