The Sounds of Silence

©2017 Sarah Becker   The Sounds of Silence   In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel had a number one song, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (D-VA) died at his Berryville home. The Byrd machine passed politically from father to son, Johnson appointed the first […]

Charles Houston & Brown

Negro attorney Charles Hamilton Houston’s colleagues, despite his death in 1950 at age 54, recognize him as the legal genius most responsible for racial integration.  His strategy was carefully created, “a protracted legal struggle based on the planned, deliberate prosecution of test cases.”  Houston’s legal team included former Howard University law students, black NAACP lawyers […]