Linda Brown, a pioneer in the school integration movement, passed away on March 25th. Brown was a part of the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education.
“Brown was a very necessary victory. It opened up doors to entertainment, housing, education, employment. All facets of black life was affected by Brown. After 30 years, yes, you do feel that Brown is still not fulfilled. Which is very disheartening to me. I find that after 30 years, desegregation of schools is still very much the issue of today.”
— May 1984 interview with ABC News, marking the 30th anniversary
Read more here