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Charles Hamilton Houston, a very important man for the history of law. He dedicated his life to freeing his people the bonds of racism. Through the time Houston witnessed and endured the racialprejudice inflict on black soldiers.
Charles was an African American lawyer but he was nationalized as an American. Houston was born on September 3, 1895 and grew up in a middle class family inWashington D.C. He went to the prestigious M Street High School and graduated first in his class. He studied in Amherst College. At the age of nineteen he graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College as oneof the six valedictorians in 1915. Charles taught English for two years at the historically black Howard University. He also was dean of Howard University Law School and was vice-dean of this sameschool from 1929 until 1935. Under Houston leadership at Howard Law School, trained nearly a quarter of the nation`s black law students. One of Houston activities during this period was chronicled in avideo form the University of Virginia, "The Road to brown". Houston enlisted in a segregated officers training program and served in World War I. he was an artillery officer in France. After his brushwith racism in the Army, Houston determined to make the fight for civil rights his life's calling. After world war I Charles Houston entered Harvard Law School in the fall of 1919, earning hisBachelor of Laws degree in 1922 and his Doctor of Laws degree in 1923. Houston was the first black editor of Harvard Law review and then became a member of the law school faculty. While he was a member ofthe Law School Faculty he established a long-standing relationship between Howard and Harvard law schools. He wrote a famous book named "Dean Roscoe pound". He also was the first black student admittedto the University of Maryland School Law. Houston played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow Laws and trained future Supreme Court justice. Charles was known as "The man who killed Jim...
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