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