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Brown, Oliver, 1918-

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Brown was plaintiff in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954. Oliver Brown, one of thirteen plaintiffs, had agreed to participate on behalf of his seven-year-old daughter Linda, who had to walk six blocks to board a school bus that drove her to the all-black Monroe School a mile away. -- "With an Even Hand": Brown v. Board at Fifty, Library of Congress WWW site.

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