Reactions: Linda Brown, of Brown v. BOE, death


By Kim Fleming and Shauna Knight

Linda Brown, who partook in the staple Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, passed away on March 25 at the age of 76. Brown v. Board of Education laid the pathway for desegregation in schools in 1954, after a unanimous vote that the “separate but equal” doctrine denied citizens of color 14th Amendment rights. The 14th amendment guarantees to all US citizens equal protection under the law, regardless of race. MHS students react to Brown’s death as a key figure during the civil rights’ movement.