Linda Brown, Centre of Brown v Board Civil Rights Case, Dies

Photo: Monroe Elementary School, Topeka, Kansas.

(From BBC News)

Linda Brown, whose attempt to enrol in an all-white school led to a landmark US civil rights ruling, has died at 76.

As an African-American child, Ms Brown was barred from attending an elementary school in Topeka, Kansas in 1951.

Her father became the lead plaintiff in a case by families that argued that the idea of “separate but equal” violated African-American civil rights.

The 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling struck down legal segregation in US schools.

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