Harvard Law School Honors Black Graduates, Brown Vs. Board of Education Lawyers
Last month, the Harvard University Law School honored its Black alumni and the Brown vs. Board of Education litigation team, many of whom were Harvard Law grads. Ever since George Ruffin graduated in 1869, more than 1,600 African Americans have earned law degrees from Harvard. In fact, the school has trained more Black attorneys than any other law school except Howard University. Many of them were able to attend as a direct result of Brown. Pictured is the Brown vs. Board of Education litigation team. In the first row, from left: Professor David Wilkins, ’80; William T. Coleman Jr., ’46; Mrs. Thurgood Marshall; Oliver W. Hill; Harvard University President Dr. Neil Rudenstine; Jack Greenberg; Constance Baker Motley; and Charles Hamilton Houston III. In the second row, from left: Charles T. Duncan, ’50; Professor Charles Ogletree, ’78; Jack Weinstein; Robert L. Carter; Louis H. Pollak; Dean Robert Clark, ’72; Karen Hastie Williams; and Kay Boulware-Miller, ’84.
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