Charles Hamilton Houston Quotes

A lawyer's either a social engineer or he's a parasite on society.


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

Charles Hamilton Houston was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP first special counsel, or Litigation Director. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Houston played a significant role in dismantling Jim Crow laws, especially attacking segregation in schools and racial housing covenants. He earned the title "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow".