BLACK civil legal rights activist who offered legal representation to communists, trade unionists, and African-Americans. In 1911 he became the initial African-American to graduate from Tamalpais SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Mill Valley, California. In 1951 he shown the record, We Charge Genocide, towards the US, which billed the U.S. authorities with complicity in genocide for failing woefully to move legislation or do something against the lynching of a large number of innocent African Us citizens in america. He was wedded to Louise Thompson Patterson through the 1930’s until his loss of life fifty years afterwards. He was seriously inspired by the task of Booker T. Washington.