A. P. Tureaud

Lawyer, Deceased Person

1899 – 1972

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Who was A. P. Tureaud?

Alexander Pierre Tureaud, Sr., known as A. P. Tureaud, was the attorney for the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP during the civil rights movement. With the assistance of Thurgood Marshall and Robert Carter from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, A. P. Tureaud filed the lawsuit that successfully ended the system of Jim Crow segregation in New Orleans. That case paved the way for integrating the first two elementary schools in the Deep South.

Louis Berry, the civil rights attorney from Alexandria and the first African American admitted to the Louisiana bar since Tureaud himself, had hoped to join Tureaud's law firm in the late 1940s, but Tureaud could not at the time afford to take on another attorney.

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Born
Feb 26, 1899
New Orleans
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Howard University
Lived in
  • Louisiana
Died
Jan 22, 1972
New Orleans

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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