Nov. 4, 2017

How We Got Over Charles Hamilton Houston

In December 1949, two months before Dr. Houston died of heart failure he made a historic recording detailing a message he wanted to give to his 5-year-old son and the couple whose home he was convalescing​ at. In this recording which is the only recorded voice of Charles Hamilton Houston, he talks about the influence that the Scottsboro boys had on international human rights of oppressed peoples of the world. The words of Charles Houston are so powerful and reveal the impact that the Scottsboro Boys also had on his life. It is another example of the historical legacy of how we as a people got over.