TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW/CBS) — The daughter of the namesake of the Brown v. Board of Education case has died.
Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel confirms it is handling services for Linda Brown. The Brown family declined to comment.
Linda's father Oliver was among the 13 plaintiffs to join a lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education for not allowing their children to attend the all-white school in their neighborhood.
The case would lead to the landmark U.S. Supreme Court desegregating schools.
A Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel representative says funeral arrangements are pending.
Gov. Jeff Colyer tweeted a statement paying tribute to Brown's legacy, saying:
64 years ago a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America. Linda Brown's life reminds us that sometimes the most unlikely people can have an incredible impact and that by serving our community we can truly change the world.