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Lloyd Lionel Gaines

March 19th in African American History – Lloyd Lionel Gaines

March 19, 1939 Lloyd Lionel Gaines, the central figure in the 1938 Supreme Court case Gaines v. Canada, disappeared. Gaines was born in 1911 in Oxford, Mississippi and at the age of 15 moved with his family to St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated with honors from Lincoln University in 1935 with a bachelor’s degree in […]

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