Missouri’s “separate but equal” policy was struck down in the U.S. Supreme Court and Lloyd Gaines, a Black student, was admitted to the University of Missouri Law School.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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