Linda Brown stands in front of the Sumner School in Topeka in this May 8, 1964, photo. The refusal of the public school in 1951 to admit Brown, then 9 years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case. The landmark case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court 60 years ago.
Linda Brown stands in front of the Sumner School in Topeka in this May 8, 1964, photo. The refusal of the public school in 1951 to admit Brown, then 9 years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case. The landmark case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court 60 years ago. File photo
Linda Brown stands in front of the Sumner School in Topeka in this May 8, 1964, photo. The refusal of the public school in 1951 to admit Brown, then 9 years old, because she is black, led to the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case. The landmark case was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court 60 years ago. File photo

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May 15, 2014 6:42 PM

Events to mark 60 years since Topeka’s Brown v. Board ‘broke the back’ of Jim Crow segregation

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