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Charles H. Houston was an attorney and vice-dean who worked in important civil rights cases, ultimately helping to end Jim Crow laws.
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Charles H. Houston, born on September 3, 1895, in Washington, D.C., served in the military and studied law, becoming the Harvard Law Review’s first black editor. He worked as special counsel to the NAACP and as such challenged “separate but equal” racial ideology, influencing the Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision. A mentor to Thurgood Marshall, Houston died on April 22, 1950.
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