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Oliver Brown

(1918-1961)

  • Minister at St. Mark’s AME Church in Topeka
  • While working at Santa Fe Railway became one of 13 plaintiffs of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka U.S. Supreme Court case to desegregate schools
  • Since he was the only male plaintiff, he became the namesake in the case

Photo courtesy Brown v. Board National Historic Site

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