Photo courtesy of The Washington Times

Today The Black History Channel mourns the loss of Ms. Linda Brown, the key figure in the landmark case of Brown vs. Board of Education. The case first came to life in 1951 when Linda's father, Mr. Oliver Brown, tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka, Kansas. Her enrollment was denied.

The case was then argued by Thurgood Marshall, who was an NAACP lawyer at the time. Mr. Marshall would, of course, go on to be appointed as the first black member of the Supreme Court. The decision ended in a 9-0 victory.

For more stories about this amazing lady and her impact on American history, visit these sites:

The Washington Times - Linda Brown of Brown vs. Board of Education Dies at 76

CNN - Linda Brown, woman at center of Brown v. Board case, dies

#RestInPeace, Ms. Brown. Thank you for your service!

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