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Linda Carol Brown

Campaigner for equality in education

Died when: 75 years 33 days (901 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


Linda Carol Brown

Linda Carol Brown (February 20, 1943 – March 25, 2018) was an American campaigner for equality in education.As a schoolgirl in 1954, Brown became the center of the landmark 1951 United States civil rights case Brown v.

Board of Education.Brown was in third grade at the time, and sought to enroll at Sumner School in Topeka, Kansas.

Her admission was denied based on her race.Her lawsuit against segregation in elementary schools was ultimately successful and the resulting Supreme Court precedent overturned the 'separate but equal' doctrine which had been previously established in Plessy v.

Ferguson.Brown became an educator and civil rights advocate.

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