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Why Take Student Protests Seriously? Look at Linda Brown.

As a child, she helped to transform the civil rights movement.

Her death last week is a useful reminder that students have often served on the political front lines.

”It was a bright, sunny day and we walked briskly,” Linda Brown later remembered of the morning in September 1950 when she and her father approached a set of “great big steps” leading to the entrance of Sumner Elementary School in…

Samn 1aLinda’s father, Oliver, was determined to enroll his daughter in third grade at the all-white school, which was closer to the integrated neighborhood where the family lived than the…

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