Linda Brown Thompson Walked Into History

“Linda Brown Thompson 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,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), on the passing of one of the young students at the heart of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. “She stands as an example of how ordinary schoolchildren took center stage in transforming this country,” Ifill said in LDF’s remembrance, adapted here. “It was not easy for her...

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