Gov. Colyer orders flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Linda Brown

CORRECTION Obit Linda Brown

CORRECTS AGE TO 75, INSTEAD OF 76 – FILE – This undated file photo, location unknown, shows Linda Brown. Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 75. Peaceful Rest Funeral Chapel of Topeka confirmed that Linda Brown […]

Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer has ordered flags be flown at half-staff to honor the life of civil right icon, Linda Brown. Brown passed away Sunday at the age of 75.

As a young girl, Brown was the center of the landmark case Brown v. Board of Educaiton, in which the Supreme Court declared the segregationist doctrine of “separate but equal” to be unconstitutional.

Flags should remain at half-staff from Wednesday until sun-down on Friday. 

Colyer released the following statement Wednesday:

“Linda Brown’s life reminds us that by standing up for our principles and serving our communities we can truly change the world. Linda’s legacy is a crucial part of the American story and continues to inspire the millions who have realized the American dream because of her.”

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