Robert L. Carter (1917 – )

He graduated high school at the age of 16 and went on to receive a Bachelors in political science from Lincoln University and a law degree from Howard University by the age of 23 in 1940. He then earned his Masters of laws from Columbia a year later. His master’s thesis later defined the NAACP’s legal strategy on the right to freedom of association under the First Amendment. He presented part of the Brown V. Board of Education argument to the Supreme Court.

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