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    Student in Brown v. Board of Education Case Dies at 75

    Linda Brown, the 9-year-old schoolgirl from Topeka, Kansas, whose father’s attempt to enroll her at an all-white school in 1951 led to the landmark Supreme Court case, died Sunday afternoon. Teaming up with the NAACP and a dozen other plaintiffs, Brown’s father Oliver sued the Topeka Board of Education in a legal move that eventually dismantled racial segregation in U.S. schools in 1954. “I am very proud that this happened to me and my family,” Brown said 19 years after the ruling.

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