When Linda Brown was nine years old, she had to walk a long way to catch a bus to an all-black school. She wasn’t allowed to attend the all-white school in her neighborhood. It was 1953 in Topeka, Kansas. Linda’s father joined a lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education. He thought school segregation was wrong. Brown and her family helped to end racial segregation in American public schools. They are part of American civil rights history. Brown died in March 2018. She was 75 years old.