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Engel On the Passing of Linda Brown

Engel On the Passing of Linda Brown

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Eliot L. Engel issued the following statement:

“Linda Brown will forever be regarded as one of the most courageous figures in American history. Brown vs. the Board of Education was a landmark case that broke down some of the most egregious racial barriers in our country’s history. The case set off a firestorm, and for one younggirl to be standing tall at the center of that storm is truly remarkable. Linda remained committed to ending school segregation long after the Court ruled on Brown vs. The Board of Education, which sadly did not bring an immediate end to the problem. She went on to become an educational consultant and public speaker, sharing her amazing story with people all across the country.

“Linda Brown’s life is a testament to just how powerful young people can be when they get involved in the fight to end injustice. I can’t help but see the parallels between her and our young men and women today. They owe a great deal to Linda Brown, as does our entire nation.”