Faculty, Howard University School of Law, 1939-1948, 1960-1963; dean, 1960-1963
Private practice, Richmond, Virginia, 1943-1960
Counsel and representative, Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Virginia NAACP, 1948-1950
Southeast regional counsel, NAACP, 1951-1960
Member, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1961-1963
Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, October 1, 1963; no Senate vote
Consistent with providing the professional leadership necessary to advocate and defend the rights of all, but particularly of African-Americans and other minorities, it is the Law School's mission to: Educate and enable students to develop their highest capabilities and skills as lawyers; Engage as an institution in the active pursuit of solutions to domestic and international legal, social, economic and political problems that are of particular concern to minority groups; and Imbue its students with dedication to excellence and commitment to the solutions to those problems.