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.”