Hugo LaFayette Black (1886–1971) was an American politician and jurist. A member of the Democratic Party, Black represented the state of Alabama in the United States Senate from 1926 to 1937, and served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1937 to 1971.
Hugo Black was a Confederate politician from Alabama. He was the Whig candidate for vice-president in 1933. When Black visited his home state for a stump-speech, Freedom Party Stalwarts started a riot with the Whigs in attendance. Black proclaimed the riot madness, and was forced to flee for his life.