The Supreme Court Case Of Brown V. The Board Of Education

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The Supreme Court case Brown v. The Board of Education began in 1950 with an eight year old girl. Linda Brown, a black third grader in Topeka, Kansas grew up in a time where schools were segregated based on race. By 1950 Topeka, Kansas had 18 schools for white children and only four for black children. To get to her all-black school, Linda was forced to walk over a mile. Her trek was riddled with difficulties from the bitter cold of winter to the dangerous journey through a railroad switch-yard. Ironically, Linda only lived seven blocks away from an all-white school called Sumner, a ten minute walk for the third grader. Her father, Oliver Brown, did not want his daughter to endure hardships just to get to school. He brought the case to the
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