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Esther Brown

(1917-1970)

  • Civil rights advocate
  • Involved in desegregating Walker School in Johnson County in 1948
  • Helped organize local chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Organized the Panel of American women in 1957 and became the national coordinator

Learn more about Esther Brown on this 2006 Kansas History Day video by students Anna Hamilton and Sjobor Hammer, "'Lighting the Dark Places': Esther Brown and the School District No. 90 Case."

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