A. P. Tureaud
American lawyerDied when: 72 years 330 days (874 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Alexander Pierre Tureaud, Sr., known as A.P.Tureaud (February 26, 1899 – January 22, 1972), was the attorney for the New Orleans chapter of the NAACP during the Civil Rights Movement.
With the assistance of Thurgood Marshall and Robert Carter from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, A.P.Tureaud filed the lawsuit that successfully ended the system of Jim Crow segregation in New Orleans.
That case paved the way for integrating the first two elementary schools in the Deep South.Louis Berry, the civil rights attorney from Alexandria and the first African American admitted to the Louisiana bar since Tureaud himself, had hoped to join Tureaud's law firm in the late 1940s, but Tureaud could not at the time afford to take on another attorney.