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Houston, Charles Hamilton (1895–1950)

  • By: Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

Charles Hamilton Houston, an African American attorney and teacher, was known as the architect of civil rights legislation. It was Houston's strategy for defeating racial segregation through the courts that led to the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. ...

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