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Photobucket Charles Hamilton Houston (September 3, 1895 – April 22, 1950) was an African American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws and trained future Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. Houston was born in Washington, D.C. His father worked as a lawyer. Houston started at Amherst College in 1911, was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and graduated as valedictorian in 1915. He returned to DC to teach at Howard University. As the US entered World War I, Houston joined the then racially segregated U. S. Army as an officer and was sent to France. He returned to the US in 1919, and began attending Harvard Law School. He was a member of the Harvard Law Review and graduated cum laude. Going on to become known as "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow."[2] he played a role in nearly every civil rights case before the Supreme Court between 1930 and Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Houston's plan to attack and defeat Jim Crow segregation by demonstrating the inequality in the "separate but equal" doctrine from the Supreme Court's Plessy v. Ferguson decision as it pertained to public education in the United States was the masterstroke that brought about the landmark Brown decision.
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