Brave Linda Brown who ended school segregation dies at age 76.
As a student, Linda Brown who was at the center of the 1950s court battle leading to the desegregation of US public schools, died on Monday. – The organisation that spearheaded the landmark legal effort said.
The US Supreme Court ruling on the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954 was a key moment in the movement to end widespread discriminatory practices against black people in the United States.
“Linda Brown, who was one of the young students at the heart of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, passed away today at age 76,” – A statement from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF)
According to LDf’s president, Sherrilyn Ifill, Brown “is one of that special band of heroic young people who, along with her family, courageously fought to end the ultimate symbol of white supremacy — racial segregation in public schools.”
“She stands as an example of how ordinary schoolchildren took center stage in transforming this country,” she said. “It was not easy for her or her family, but her sacrifice broke barriers and changed the meaning of equality in this country.” Sherrilyn Ifill added.
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