by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/27/18, 10:47 am
Linda Brown, the child at the center of the 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court case to desegregate public schools, died Sunday. She was 75. Her father, Oliver Brown, tried to enroll her in a nearby public school in Topeka, Kansas, but was told Linda had to attend a school miles away. The NAACP sued on the family’s behalf, and the case joined with others from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia for a hearing before the high court.