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Thursday, 29 May 2014
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " GEORGE EDWARD CHALMERS HAYES " WAS A WASHINGTON D.C. LAWYER WHO DEFENDED ANNIE LEE MOSS : A TOP BLACK LAWYER FOR JUSTICE : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY George Edward Chalmers Hayes (July 1, 1894 – December 20, 1968) was a Washington, DC lawyer who defended Annie Lee Moss, was the lead attorney in Bolling v. Sharpe, and later became the first African American to serve on the District of Columbia Public Utilities Commission.
He was born in fort worth texas and graduated from Brown University in 1915, and then earned a law degree from Howard University School of Law in 1918. He taught at Howard University School of Law starting in 1924 while he maintained a private practice in the District of Columbia. With Spottswood William Robinson III, he was the lead counsel onBolling v. Sharpe, the companion case to Brown v. Board of Education. Hayes argued that denying Black students the liberty to attend non-segregated schools violated due process. Bolling was decided under the Fifth Amendment's due process clause while Brown was decided under the Fourteenth Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.