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Charles H. Houston Jr., retired Morgan lecturer who founded scholars program at the University of Baltimore, dies

Charles H. Houston Jr., retired Morgan lecturer who founded scholars program at the University of Baltimore, dies

Charles Hamilton Houston Jr., a retired Morgan State University lecturer whose work extended the legacy of his father’s contributions to the civil rights movement, died July 15 from Parkinson’s disease at the University of Maryland Medical Center. The Pigtown resident was 74.

“Charles Houston Jr. was a quiet but intellectual guy who was a scholar in his own right,” said former Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, a longtime friend and president of the University of Baltimore.

He was the only child of legendary civil rights lawyer Charles H. Houston Sr., whose legal work during the 1930s helped set the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision,...

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