A. P. Tureaud
American lawyerDied when: 72 years 330 days (874 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Alexander Pierre "A.P." Tureaud Sr. (February 26, 1899 – January 22, 1972) was an African-American attorney who headed the legal team 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.