Sadly, Mr. Gaines never attended law school at the University of Missouri School of Law. Three months after winning his case, Mr. Gaines was staying with some of his fraternity brothers at the Alpha Phi Alpha house in Chicago, IL. One day that March, Mr. Gaines left the house to buy stamps and never returned. Mr. Gaines was only 28 years old, and was never seen or heard from again.
For more information on Mr. Gaines, please visit the Lloyd L. Gaines Digital Collection at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/gaines/.