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Lisa Krause
National Geographic News
(February 7, 2001)


"A lawyer is either a social engineer or he is a parasite on society," wrote Charles Hamilton Houston, the African-American lawyer who is called the "man who killed Jim Crow."

Houston, a legal visionary and staunch supporter of integration, orchestrated a series of important, yet little-known legal battles throughout the 1930s and '40s that laid the groundwork for the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, which legally ended segregation in the United States.

Continue : http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/02/0206_charleshouston.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Hamilton_Houston

http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/charles-hamilton-houston/
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