Linda Brown: US civil rights icon dies aged 75

Linda Brown was nine when she was denied entry to a white school, becoming the focus of a landmark Supreme Court case, Brown v Board of Education, that declared school segregation unconstitutional.

    Linda Brown, whose father won a famous 1954 Brown vs Board of Education racial discrimination case against an all-white school in Kansas, has died at the age of 75.

    She was a major figure in the civil rights movement and central to efforts to end segregation in US schools 60 years ago.

    Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Washington, DC.


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