Lloyd Gaines mysteriously disappeared after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling and before the NAACP could challenge Missouri in the lower courts after its victory before the Supreme Court. The website of the Gaines/Oldham Black Cultural Center at the University of Missouri (http: //web. missouri. edu/~bccenter/history. php) provides the following information: “Gaines was last seen at his fraternity house in Chicago. One evening around March 19, 1939, he told the housekeeper that he was going to buy some stamps and he was never seen or heard from again.” Some believe Gaines was murdered; others believe he accepted money to leave the state and never returned.