Mar. 15, 2020

The Disappearance of Lloyd Gaines A Civil Rights Pioneer

Let’s spend some time learning about a civil rights pioneer 28-year-old Lloyd Gaines, who disappeared from the face of the earth in March 1939. 81-years-ago this intelligent graduate student who was challenging the system of segregation at the University of Missouri simply never appeared again after supposedly going out for stamps one rainy night in Chicago. Today, I will read an article written by Chad Garrison in April, 2007 that was published in the Riverfront Times. Lloyd Gaines is name that many in our communities will not be familiar with but he another example of the oppressive conditions our ancestors face simply because of the color of their skins.