(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.