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Segregation at Topeka High School, a generation before Brown v. Board
“We went to school together, had classes together, but all [extra-curricular] things were segregated,” Leola Brown Montgomery, Oliver Brown’s widow, recalls. “We had our own basketball team, football team, clubs and all that sort of thing... even a separate prom.