Linda Brown of Brown v. Board of Education dies; symbolized struggle against segregation
3/26/2018=29,47,67,22...85th day 280 left
Linda Brown was born on February 20, 1942, in Topeka, Kansas=29 she died 34 days,1 month 6 days/16, 4 weeks 6 days/46 after her 76th birthday Topeka Kansas=34
2/20/1942=22,64,83,20....51st day 314 left...Civil rights=64,civil rights bill passed in 1964
she died 64 years after brown v board=64
May 17, 1954=5/17/1954=22,76,95,32
Linda Brown, who at the age of 9 became the cornerstone figure in the landmark Supreme Court case that struck down segregation in the nation's schools, has died at age 76 in Kansas, according to published reports.
Topeka’s former Sumner School was all-white when Brown's father, Oliver, tried to enroll the family. He became lead plaintiff in the historic 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel of Topeka confirmed that Linda Brown died Sunday afternoon, according to the Associated Press.
Her sister, Cheryl Brown Henderson, founding president of The Brown Foundation, confirmed the death to The Topeka Capital-Journal. She declined comment from the family.
In the Supreme Court decision, issued on May 17, 1954, Justice Earl Warren wrote that “in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place,” as segregated schools are “inherently unequal.” As a result, the Court ruled that the plaintiffs were being deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.
Carolyn Campbell, a lifelong friend of Brown and a former Kansas Board of Education member, recalled to The Capital-Journal on Monday of riding to Topeka High School with Brown. The two were teenagers at the time..
“Linda was quiet. It was difficult for Linda to be pushed into the spotlight at a young age,” she said.