April 22

April 22, 1950 – Charles Hamilton Houston

Charles Hamilton Houston died on April 22, 1950 in Washington DC at age 54.  Hamilton was a distinguished attorney who served as Dean of the Howard University Law School.    Houston was often referred to as the “The Man Who Killed Jim Crow”  because of his actions as the NAACP Litigation Director in tearing down Jim Crow Laws.  Houston was born on September 3, 1895 in Washington DC.

Founders Library, Howard University

Founders Library, Howard University