Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Houston, Charles Hamilton (1895–1950)

Known as the “man who killed Jim Crow,” Houston participated in nearly every civil rights case that went before the Supreme Court between 1930 and Brown v. Board of Education. A brilliant lawyer, he served as dean of Howard University Law School, NAACP litigation director, and is known for training Justice Thurgood Marshall.