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Today In History We Honor Charles Hamilton Houston

‘Charles Hamilton Houston was a prominent African American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which earned him the title The Man Who Killed Jim Crow. He is also well known for having trained future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.’

(photo: Charles Hamilton Houston)

- CARTER Magazine

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Today In History We Honor Charles Hamilton Houston

‘Charles Hamilton Houston was a prominent African American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which earned him the title The Man Who Killed Jim Crow. He is also well known for having trained future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.’

(photo: Charles Hamilton Houston)

- CARTER Magazine

Who was the 1st African American business man to make the FORBES magazine list of the nation's 400 wealthiest people?

Reginald Lewis, died January 1993 of brain cancer at the age of 50, when he died he was one of our country’s richest business man and a generous philanthropist. He graduated from Virginia State University and Howard Law School.