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Title:Case materials
Date:1936 May-1939 May

Case materials from the trial seeking Lloyd Gaines' admittance to the University of Missouri School of Law. The Web site links to files from Boone County Court, the Missouri Supreme Court, and the United States Supreme Court. The decisions from the Missouri Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court illustrate the shift in direction regarding civil rights taking place in America during this turbulent time. The Missouri Supreme Court decision is a clear reflection of the Missouri Constitution and statutes regarding the education of African-Americans in Missouri. The United States Supreme Court understandably represents a broader viewpoint, encompassing all that was happening nationwide. Although the doctrine of "separate but equal" had not yet been overturned in the Supreme Court, the Gaines decision paved the way for Brown v. Board of Education's decisive repudiation of Plessy v. Ferguson sixteen years later.

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Types:Legal documents
Subjects:Gaines, Lloyd Lionel--Trials, litigation, etc. | Gaines, Lloyd Lionel | Judgments--Missouri | Missouri. Supreme Court | United States. Supreme Court | African Americans--Missouri | African Americans--Civil rights--Missouri | Civil rights--Missouri | African American college students--Missouri | College students--Missouri | Segregation in higher education--Missouri | Discrimination in higher education--Missouri | African Americans--Education | University of Missouri. School of Law | University of Missouri. School of Law--Trials, litigation, etc. | University of Missouri. School of Law--Admission | Missouri. County Court (Boone County) | Missouri | Columbia (Mo.) | Boone County (Mo.) | Jefferson City (Mo.) | Cole County (Mo.) | Washington (D.C.)
Collection:Lloyd L. Gaines Collection
Institution:University of Missouri Digital Library
Contributors:University of Missouri. School of Law | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | University of Missouri Digital Library | University of Missouri Archives | Western Historical Manuscripts Collection
Online Publisher:[Columbia, Mo.] : University of Missouri. School of Law
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