Mid-Semester Project

Mid-Semester Project - Charles Hamilton Houston Life...

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Charles Hamilton Houston Life
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1. His Life Charles Houston grew up in a middle-class family in Washington, D.C. His mother, Mary, a public school teacher who abandoned her career for hairdressing to provide additional money (whose clientele were senators and cabinets officers), and his father, William, a lawyer, educator, and future assistant U.S. attorney general. As he was their only child, they decided to give him every advantage they could. They provide him with books and piano, and they took Charles to the zoo, concerts, and matinee theaters .
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2. His Inspiration After the United States entered the First World War in 1917, Charles enlisted to become an officer. His father helped him to enter the first black officers’ training camp. In the camp he witnessed inequality and racial segregation, and he was harassed and abused. Through this injustice, Charles came to see clearly how racism permeated society and violated human beings, and he decided that he needed to become an advocate to enforce the legal rights of the oppressed .
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3. undergraduate and graduate schools
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2010 for the course ACC Business L taught by Professor Gwendolynthomas during the Spring '10 term at West Valley.

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