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Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation
Robert L. Carter dies at 94; NAACP attorney fought segregation

Robert L. Carter, who as an NAACP civil rights attorney was an architect of the legal strategy used in the cases that led to Brown vs. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation unconstitutional, has died. He was 94.Carter, a former U.S. district judge for the southern district of New York, died Tuesday in a hospital in Manhattan after suffering a stroke last week, said his son David.With law degrees from Howard University School of Law and Columbia Law School, where he wrote his master's thesis on the 1st Amendment, Carter initially considered an academic career.Instead, fired up by the racism he experienced while serving as a...

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