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Missouri Celebrates "Lucille Bluford Day"

02 Jul 2016 8:56 AM | Elonia Norwood (Administrator)

Alpha Kappa Alpha member Lucille Bluford now has her own day.  

HB1559 sponsored by Rep. Gail McCann Beatty, D-Kansas City has been signed by the Missouri governor.

Bluford, a journalist who died in 2003, mounted a legal challenge that helped integrate the University of Missouri. She spent seven decades as a reporter, editor and publisher at The Call newspaper in Kansas City. July 1 was her birthday in 1911.

“Lucile Bluford spent her long life fighting injustice in its many forms and was a strong and influential voice for Kansas City’s African-American community,” 

For more details follow the links below.

Lucille Bluford Article

Track the Bill on the Missouri House Website


             Delta Chapter 1930                       Lucille Bluford

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