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Brown v. Board of Education historical icon, Linda Brown dies

It was 1950 when a young girl, age 9, Linda Brown, walked into Sumner School, an all-white elementary school in Topeka, KS with her father, Rev. Oliver Brown, who was requesting her and other black families' children in the area to be enrolled there.

With the help of the NAACP, Rev. Brown would later file a lawsuit against the school board in 1954 for denying his daughter and the other children of black families enrollment to the school, making it a landmark case in the U.S. Supreme Court, Brown v. Board of Education: the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Brown and the 12 other plaintiffs in the case, forcing local schools to desegregate their facilities.

Brown, who died in Topeka, KS Sunday afternoon at age 76, was t