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 Lloyd Lionel Gaines

Lloyd Lionel Gaines

Birth
Water Valley, Yalobusha County, Mississippi, USA
Death 19 Mar 1939 (aged 26–27)
USA
Burial Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 29, Lot 217
Memorial ID 22522 · View Source
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Gaines, an African American, had been denied admission to the law school of the University of Missouri & he applied to state courts for an order to allow his admission on the grounds that refusal constituted a denial of his rights under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Missouri Supreme Courts upheld the university's decision to reject his application, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed this decision & maintained that the state of Missouri was obligated to provide equal facilities for Blacks. Gaines disappeared shortly after the decision was made, but his case had an major impact on segregation in the United States.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Added: 28 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22522
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lloyd Lionel Gaines (1912–19 Mar 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22522, citing Saint Peter's Cemetery, Normandy, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .