Charles Hamilton Houston Residence Historical

Charles Hamilton Houston Residence Historical (HM1UDO)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.841', W 77° 2.45'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

1744 S Street, NWCharles Hamilton Houston (1895-1950) was a legal theorist and mentor to an entire generation of African American lawyers. As Howard University School of Law's vice dean, the Harvard-educated Houston helped transform the school into an accredited program and center for reform-minded, activist lawyers.At the NAACP Houston worked with Thurgood Marshall and others to challenge discrimination in labor unions, workers' compensation, housing, higher education, jury selection, and access to public services. He laid the groundwork for the legal arguments in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and many other desegregation victories.Houston's parents William and Mary bought this house about 1924. He and wife Henrietta Williams Houston moved here about 1943.Caption:Charles Hamilton Houston in court.Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center,National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323059 N 4309214
Decimal Degrees38.91401667, -77.04083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.841', W 77° 2.45'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 50.46" N, 77° 2' 27" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1742 S St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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