Charles Hamilton Houston Jr. Passing

The Howard University School of Law mourns the loss of Charles Hamilton Houston Jr. The only son of the legendary civil rights attorney “Charlie Houston,” recently died from complications related to Parkinson’s disease. His father was a former Howard University School of Law dean, the architect of the Brown v. Board of Education legal strategy and mentor to Thurgood Marshall, Constance Baker Motley and others. Charles Jr. was a historian in his own right, who taught American history at Morgan State University for many years and co-founded a successful pipeline program at the University of Baltimore School of Law in his father’s name.

Read his obituary in the Baltimore Sun here: 

A memorial mass will be held at 6 p.m. August 9 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests tribute gifts to “The Parkinson’s Foundation” in Charles’ name: Friends and family also are invited to post their comments, remembrances and photos at