Remembering Linda Brown and the History of Black Education


By Brianna Rhodes, Special to the AFRO

To honor the life and legacy of Linda Brown, the historic pioneer at the center of the 1954 ruling to end school segregation who died in March, the African American Culture Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is recognizing the often overlooked sites that continue to tell the story of Black education in America.

“Linda Brown, like civil rights icons such as Mary McLeod Bethune, Mary Church Terrell and other significant and heroic Black women and youth changed our nation,” said Brent Leggs, director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This undated file photo, location unknown, shows Linda Brown. Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S….

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