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Linda brown

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LINDA BROWN WHO IS LINDA BROWN ? Linda Brown was a third grade student when she became famous. She is known because her parents went to court to fight for her right to go an all white school. At the time schools were segregated and she had to walk more than a mile to school even though there were several schools all closer to her home but they were or white students only. The case was Brown v. Board of Education. The case was not won at the state level and the Brown's combined with parents from other states who were bringing similar actions in their states and took their fight to the Supreme Court. It took the Supreme Court three years to make a determination but eventually ruled that there should be no segregation. Even with this ruling it took many states years to allow blacks and whites to attend the same school. Linda's early life brown vs.board The lawsuit Brown v Board of Education started in 1951 when Mr. Brown and 13 other families tried to enroll their children into an all white school. In 1953 Oliver Brown became a pastor and moved his family to another integrated neighborhood. The U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas heard Brown's case from June 25-26, 1951. At the trial, the NAACP argued that segregated schools sent the message to black children that they were inferior to whites; therefore, the schools were inherently unequal. One of the expert witnesses, Dr. Hugh W. Speer, testified that:

"...if the colored children are denied the experience in school of associating with white children, who represent 90 percent of our national society in which these colored children must live, then the colored child's curriculum is being greatly curtailed. The Topeka curriculum or any school curriculum cannot be equal under segregation."The supreme court made a decision Linda Brown was in junior high and secondary schools were integrated already. In 1961 Linda graduated from Springfield's Central High School. June of 1961 Oliver Brown died. Linda brown born February 20,1942 from her father Oliver Brown. Linda was the oldest out of two sisters Terry and Cheryl. Linda and her family lived in a integrated neighborhood in Topeka, Kansas but, even though different colored children played together they were not allowed to go or attend the same school. Linda brown and most african american children had to walk more than a mile to even get to school everyday.Her sisters and her went to Monroe Elementary School. Linda brown marriages Linda attended Washburn University and took a couple of classes at Kansas State University. In 1963 she married Charles Smith then divorced him and married Leonard Buckner who died in the late 1980's. In 1996 she married William Thompson and then added the Thompson and became Linda Brown Thompson Linda and her family Linda map of the brown vs board

Red means that segregation was required in that state.

Blue states either allowed segregation in schools, but did not require it, or that segregation was limited.

Green states forbade segregation in schools.

Yellow states had no legislation regarding segregation in schools. When the supreme court made a decision Linda Brown was in junior high and secondary schools were intergrated already. In 1961 Linda graduated from Springfield's Central High School. June of 1961 Oliver Brown died .Even though she was said for her lost she still was very grateful for all he did for her .so at the end they did change the law even though i t took so time she was still was proud of herself and her father . So today we should thank Linda brown and her family for all she did for us in the future ! victory
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