Zelma Henderson

 

Age: 88

 

Summary: last surviving plaintiff in Topeka's Brown v. Board of Education case, which led to the historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling outlawing segregation in public schools.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: February 29, 1920

 

Died: May 20, 2008

 

Location: Topeka, Kansas