Which lawyer worked with the NAACP on the Brown v. Board of Education case?
Thurgood Marshall, who later became a Supreme Court justice, was the attorney who worked with the NAACP to on the Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas case in the Supreme Court in 1954.
However, Marshall was chief counsel, or the main attorney in the case. Given the magnitude of the task of bringing a case before the Supreme Court, the help and resources of other attorneys are also necessary. Other attorneys who helped to challenge the Board included Robert Carter, Jack Greenberg, Charles Bledsoe, Charles Scott, and John Scott.
Marshall, Carter, and Greenberg were hired through the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund. The other attorneys worked with the Topeka branch of the NAACP. It is also important to acknowledge the work of Topeka community activists in getting the case brought to court. These activists included McKinley Burnett, Daniel Sawyer, and Lucinda Todd. Burnett recruited the thirteen families who brought the case to court. Lucinda Todd was a teacher and an educational activist.