This is Miss Brown of Brown vs Board of Education -- Linda Brown at Monroe Elementary in Topeka, Kansas. 1951 case brought by her parents and other plaintiffs, formed the basis for the landmark Supreme Court decision of May 17, 1954.
Separate Is Never Equal: the Story of Sylvia Mendez and Her Family by Duncan Tonatiuh. Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California
Linda Brown was the "Brown" in the 1954 Supreme Court case known as Brown vs. Board of Education. The Court reversed the 1897 Plessy vs. Ferguson decision and held that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal."
Mildred & Richard Loving were arrested for breaking Virginia's law against interracial marriage. Their landmark Supreme Court case, Loving v. Virginia legalized interracial marriage in the U.S. It's neat how their name was Loving and how they advocated love and marriage between the races.