Charles Hamilton Houston

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  • Born: September 3, 1895
  • Died: April 22, 1950
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Lawyer









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A lawyer's either a social engineer or he's a parasite on society. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
A Negro has handicaps enough without having to pay taxes to support the education of white students to learn how to suppress him. Minorities & Women
In every fight, some fall. Miscellaneous
Segregation of schools is no accident. Discrimination & Prejudice
The American color bar, unless speedily removed, will be the rock on which our international Good Neighbor policy and our pious claims to moral leadership will founder. War & Peace
The Negro lawyer must be trained as a social engineer and group interpreter. Due to the Negro's social and political condition . . . the Negro lawyer must be prepared to anticipate, guide and interpret his group advancement. . . . Moreover, he must act as business advisor . . . for the protection of the scattered resources possessed or controlled by the group. . . . He must provide more ways and means for holding within the group the income now flowing through it. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Christianity has always seemed to fight a losing battle against race.
The hate and scorn showered on us Negro officers by our fellow Americans convinced me that there was no sense in my dying for a world ruled by them. I made up my mind that if I got through this war I would study law and use my time fighting for men who could not strike back. Time ;War & Peace
The race problem in the United States is the type of unpleasant problem which we would rather do without but which refuses to be buried.
We beg you to save young America from the blight of race prejudice. Do not bind the children within the narrow circles of your own lives.