Texas: Harris County law library renamed after Black attorney who sued to desegregate it 70 years ago

The Houston Chronicle writes

Seventy years after Robert W. Hainsworth sued the Harris County Comissioner’s Court to desegregate the county law library, a group of elected officials and prominent Black attorneys rededicated the library Thursday in honor of the late attorney and civil rights leader.

Hainsworth, a native Houstonian, returned to the city in 1949 after graduating from the Howard University School of Law and was required to sit at a single table marked for African Americans when he visited the law library to research his cases.

Two years later, he walked into the courthouse and sued the commissioner’s court for the insulting barrier to his work, and though his case was lost and appeals denied, the rededication honored Hainsworth’s vision.

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