Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Nabrit, James (Jim) Jr. (1900–1997)

Nabrit was a prominent civil rights attorney who argued several cases for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, including Bolling v. Sharpe, a Brown companion case. He graduated from Morehouse College in 1923 and Northwestern University Law School in 1927. He became dean of Howard University School of Law in 1958 and served as the University’s second black president from 1960 to 1969. He also served as deputy ambassador to the United Nations. He is known as a leading civil rights advocate and scholar in constitutional law.