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Charles Hamilton Houston
(1895-1950) born on
Sep 03
US lawyer, educator. He was dean of the law school at Howard Univ; headed the NAACP legal team that began the assault on the nation's system of segregated schools, 1930s.
         
   
F
A Negro has handicaps enough without having to pay taxes to support the education of white students to learn how to suppress him.

R
Black power is organizing the rage of Black people and putting new hard questions and demands to white America.
A
The individual college youth cannot wait forever until the problem of his education is decided.
N
Whether elected or appointed, public officials serve those who put and keep them in office. We cannot depend upon them to fight our battles.
K
The American color bar unless speedily removed will be the rock on which our international Good Neighbor policy and our pious claims to moral leadership will founder.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Crisis," Jan 1938.
R: "Black Power," 1967.
A: In "The Crisis," Jan 1938.
N: c. 1945; in "My Soul Looks Back, 'Less I Forget," by Dorothy Winbush Riley, 1995.
K: "Conference on America's Opportunity to Create and Maintain Lasting Peace," New York, 7-8 Oct 1944.
   


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