Separate Is Not Equal - Brown v. Board of Education

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Segregated America
The Battleground
Legal Campaign
Five Communities Change a Nation
  • Clarendon County, SC
  • Topeka, Kansas
  • Farmville, Virginia
  • New Castle County, DE
  • Washington, DC
The Decision
Lucinda Todd and Nancy Todd

Lucinda Todd and Nancy Todd

Lucinda Todd and her daughter Nancy. Lucinda Todd was the secretary of the Topeka branch of the NAACP and the first plaintiff to volunteer in the lawsuit against the Topeka Board of Education.
(Courtesy of University of Kansas Libraries, Kenneth Spencer Research Library)

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