George N. Leighton, Lawyer Who Fought Segregation, Dies at 105

When Mr. Leighton moved to Chicago in the 1940s, he and other African-Americans could not join local bar associations or rent space at most downtown office buildings. But by the end of his six-decade career he was one of the most accomplished lawyers in the city’s history.

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