FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg

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FOLCS Remembers Jack Greenberg FOLCS acknowledges the death of one of our former Film Series guests, the legendary civil rights attorney, Jack Greenberg, who passed away on October 12, 2016, at age 91. Greenberg argued 40 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including Brown v. Board of Education. Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 22, 1924. His Jewish parents had fled Europe because of anti-Semitism. During the Second World War, he entered the U.S. Navy and fought in Japan. Greenberg held a B.A. from Columbia College, and an LL.B and an LL.D from Columbia Law School. His strong commitment to the fight against injustice inspired him study the law, and later used it as a tool to advocate for civil rights. He joined the legal team created by Thurgood Marshall, the founding director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. There,