Harry R. Jackson: The NAACP No Longer Speaks For Me

Townhall.com July 12, 2012 marked the end of the NAACP’s annual meeting and 103 years of faithful service to the black community. Members and their families gathered from around the world. Their annual pilgrimage celebrates the work of WEB Dubois, Medgar Evers, and thousands of patriots who believed in the American dream. When I personally think about the greatest years for the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, I think of the legacy of Harvard trained Charles Hamilton Houston. Houston became the NAACP chief counsel in 1935.

As the Howard University law school dean, he revolutionized the training of black lawyers - raising up a generation of the most competent lawyers of their day. His strategy on school segregation cases, according to the NAACP web site, “paved the way for his protégé Thurgood Marshall to prevail in 1954's Brown v. Board of Education, the decision that overturned Plessy." Read More: http://townhall.com/columnists/harryrjacksonjr/2012/07/16/the_naacp_no_longer_speaks_for_me/page/full/