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Segregation Protest In Englewood, NJ

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Linda Brown best known for being the girl in the 1954 US Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, died over the weekend in Topeka, Kansas at age 76. In 1950, Brown was denied the opportunity to attend an all-white school.  School personnel said she was not welcome there.  Her courageous father filed a lawsuit, and the case made it all the way to the Supreme Court. The court ruled that segregated schools were “inherently unequal,” and instructed schools around the country to desegregate – changing the face of education in this country forever.

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