Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Greenberg, Jack (1924–)

Greenberg was the only white director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund from 1961 to 1984, handpicked by Thurgood Marshall. He was involved with such influential cases as Brown v. Board of Education, Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, Griggs v. Duke Power Company, and Furman v. Georgia, all of which deal with racial equality. He argued over 40 cases before the Supreme Court and participated in human rights missions around the world. He has been on the law faculty at Columbia, Yale, and Harvard and was dean of Columbia College from 1989 to 1993. He teaches at Columbia Law School.