In , this aim was achieved when the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education , disavowing the notion of "separate but equal" and concluding that segregated facilities deprived African-American children of a richer, fairer educational experience.
By the time of the ruling, Linda Brown was in junior high, a grade level that had been integrated before the court ruling. The family moved to Springfield, Missouri, in Oliver Brown died two years later, and his widow moved the girls back to Topeka. Linda Brown went on to attend Washburn and Kansas State universities and had a family. She went through a divorce and later became a widow after her second husband's death, before her marriage to William Thompson in the mids.
She also worked on the speaker circuit and as an educational consultant. By the late s, Brown spoke of feeling exploited by the amount of media attention given to the case, with there being limited awareness that she was a human being as opposed to a lofty historical figure. Nonetheless, she continued to speak out on segregation and reopened the Topeka case with the American Civil Liberties Union in , arguing that the district's schools still weren't desegregated.
It was eventually ruled by the Court of Appeals in that the school system was indeed still racially divided, and three new schools were built as part of integration efforts. Brown passed away in her longtime hometown of Topeka on March 25, We strive for accuracy and fairness. If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! Sign up for the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives. See if you have enough points for this item.
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We knew what were supposed to do, we executed our game plan, and we pushed the ball like we're used to, though at times it was kind of slow, and that built up our confidence for our last two games. The other senior, Molly Brown , saw five minutes of action and in that time the Douglasville, Ga. King plays with a tremendous amount of passion, a lot of heart, and the two of them will continue to rise during the stretch of our last two games.