Kansas Girl at Center of 1954 School Segregation Ruling Dies

From Associated Press – TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Linda Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 76. Topeka’s former Sumner School was all-white when her father, Oliver, tried to enroll the family. He became lead plaintiff in the 1954 Brown v. Board U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended school segregation. Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel of Topeka confirmed that Linda Brown died Sunday afterno…

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