Summary: teacher and civil-rights pioneer who in 1948 led a walkout of the dilapidated Walker Elementary School in Merriam, Kansas and became a key witness in a lawsuit against the school district, winning a landmark ruling that became a precursor to Brown vs. the Board of Education several years later.
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Born: December 10, 1906
Died: February 10, 2004
Location: Kansas City, Missouri