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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 27, 2018
Linda Brown, the student who was at the heart of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, died in Topeka, Kansas, on Sunday, NPR reports. She was 76. Though Brown v.  Board involved several families, Brown’s father Oliver was the catalyst for the litigation after he attempted to enroll his daughter at an all-white elementary school close to the family home. In the U.S. Supreme Court case, the justices ultimately ruled that the previous “separate but equal” doctrine denied the 14th Amendment guarantees of equal protection under the law.