Corinthian Nutter

 

Age: 97

 

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