HB 1559, 2016 (New Section - as Truly Agreed)
9.043. July first is hereby designated as "Lucile
Bluford Day" in the state of Missouri.
The citizens of this state are encouraged to appropriately observe the day in honor of Lucile Bluford, a journalist and civil rights activist who successfully sued to end segregation in the University of Missouri journalism program and whose long and distinguished career at The Kansas City Call contributed to it becoming one of the largest and most important black newspapers in the nation.