ERIC Number: ED308532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
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Storming and Defending the Color Barrier at the University of Missouri School of Journalism: The Lucile Bluford Case.
Loupe, Diane E.
In the case of Lucile Bluford, a respected Black woman journalist applying for admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1939, an examination of the archives and records, newspaper and magazine articles, scholarly works on the case, and an interview with Miss Bluford makes it clear that University of Missouri officials were preoccupied with maintaining the separation of the races. The dean of the School of Journalism and state legislators worked to establish a separate (but clearly unequal) School of Journalism at Lincoln University so that Black students would not have to be admitted to the University of Missouri. The color barrier was broken in 1950. Fifty years after being turned away, Lucile Bluford was awarded an honorary doctorate of the humanities. (Ninety-seven notes are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials; Reports - Research
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