Celebration of life services for Linda Brown

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Linda Brown, the woman at the center of the brown versus board of education case is being remembered during her funeral services Wednesday.

Brown passed away March 25th at 76-years-old. Growing up, Linda’s dad, Oliver Brown tried to enroll Linda into Sumner Elementary. With it being an all white school, Linda was rejected. Oliver and several others sued the Board of Education in hopes of ending school segregation. The Supreme Court ruled in their favor ending school segregation nationwide.

Now, her longtime friend of 65 years, Carolyn Campbell is remembering her legacy.

“I would like for people to remember that Linda was a loving, kind, considerate and brilliant educator,” Campbell said. “She was very much concerned about early childhood development.”

Visitation hours will be from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. at St. John AME Church, located at 701 SW Topeka Blvd.
 

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