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#BIGPICTURE: Linda Brown, a symbol of landmark desegregation


We're honoring Linda Brown -- this photo shows her back in 1954, a little girl who just wanted to go to her neighborhood school in Topeka, Kansas. But, the school was only open to white students, so her dad went to court. And this little girl eventually became the face of one of the most important supreme court cases in history -- Brown versus Board of Education. That case overturned the "separate but equal" doctrine and desegregated schools. Linda Brown passed away on Sunday at the age of 75, as a true pioneer. Photo courtesy of the AP.