lloyd gaines

University of Missouri Press

The name Lloyd Gaines looms large in the history of the University of Missouri. Historian James Endersby recently co-authored a University of Missouri Press book that examines the impact of Gaines' case on integration efforts in Missouri and across the nation. Endersby talked with KBIA's Darren Hellwege for this week's Thinking Out Loud. 

Resolution to Move Lloyd Gaines Papers From MU

Feb 16, 2017
Chris Yunker / Flickr

House Representative Josh Peters is offering a resolution to move the University of Missouri’s Lloyd Gaines collection to the Smithsonian Institution. The Lloyd Gaines collection includes documents from the 1938 case when Gaines challenged MU’s admissions policies.

Gaines won his case in the Supreme Court, but was not able to take advantage of his victory. He disappeared in March of 1939. 

The papers and artifacts relating to his case are currently housed by the Missouri State Historical Society in the basement of Ellis Library.

Authors Discuss new Lloyd Gaines Book

Sep 12, 2016
Trevor Hook

  Authors James Endersby and William Horner discussed their new book Lloyd Gaines and the Fight to End Segregation Saturday morning during The Boone County Historical Society’s monthly “Meet the Authors” event.

Chris Campbell, the Executive Director for the Boone County Historical Society, says “Meet the Authors” events are meant to celebrate great writing.

“The goal is to give people a great experience.” Campbell says.

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.