Linda Brown, the Kansas schoolgirl whose case brought an end to racial segregation in US public schools in 1954, has died aged 76, her family has announced.

    Brown's name is forever closely intertwined with the struggle of African-Americans against prejudice and inequality, her case a crucial stepping stone on the path to civil rights.

Easy to forget that all this went down not very long ago, and the people on both sides of the civil rights fight are very much still with us.

posted by francopoli: 329 days ago