1 Look at Source A. Imagine you are a newspaper reporter in Topeka, Kansas, in 1954. Write a news story to accompany the photograph of Linda Brown and her sister, explaining the background to the Brown case.
Linka Brown was born in 1943 in Topeka, Kansas, the eldest daughter of Oliver Brown, an African-American welder and church leader, and his wife Leola. Her part in American history began in 1950 when she was just 7 years old. To get to school, Linda had to walk through a railway marshalling yard, cross a busy main road and then catch a bus to Monroe School, 21 blocks away from where she lived.
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