On May 17, 1954, a historical moment happened where black children were no longer legally separated from their white peers in schools. Brown vs. board of education is the culmination of five different cases that were heard by the Supreme Court concerning the issue of Segregation in schools. These cases were Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Briggs v. Elliot, Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA.), Boiling v. Sharpe, and Gebhart v. Ethel. Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund handled these cases.
Oliver Brown, father to Linda Brown, took action as he wanted his daughter to be able to attend the local school instead of walking 6 blocks to a bus just to ride another mile to a segregated school, as a third grader.
All 5 cases were sponsored by the NAACP. One case in particular, the Davis case, was the originated from a student protest when 16 year old Barbara Rose Johns of Moton High School organized a walkout with 450 students.
Thurmond Marshall, NAACP’s chief counsel argued the case before the Supreme Court. The court made a unanimous decision after being divided on the issue for so long.
The administration building of Topeka Public schools in Kansas is named McKinley Burnett, in honor of the NAACP chapter president who organized the case. On May 4, 1987, Monroe Elementary School of Topeka Kansas was made a National Historic Landmark for its significance to the Brown v. Board of Education Case; in 1992, it was named a national park. The Monroe Elementary School Building was one of four schools in Topeka for African American children up until 1954. This school was attended by three of the plaintiffs children in the Brown vs. board of education case.
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As the founder of NativSol Kitchen, Tambra Raye Stevenson is leading a new initiative called WANDA: Women Advancing Nutrition Dietetics and Agriculture to empower women & girls to lead and create healthy communities.
The 2014 “Nutrition Hero” by Food & Nutrition Magazine was featured as a 2014 National Geographic Traveler of the Year, her passion of finding her Fulani roots in Niger and Nigeria propelled her to promoting health of African heritage foods.
Her work has been highlighted by the Washington Post. She has been interviewed by WPFW-FM radio, Cuisine Noir Magazine , WHUR-FM radio, BellaNaija.com, NBC4, BlackEnterprise.com, EmPower Magazine, Huffington Post, Sirius XM Radio, NBC Nightly News, BET.com, and TheRoot.com. She has written for She Leads Africa, and quoted in Food and Nutrition Magazine.
She has spoken at FHI360 in South Africa, University of Cape Coast Medical School in Ghana, Young African Leaders Summit in Ethiopia, U.S. Library of Congress, U.S. Department of Agriculture, W,K, Kellogg Foundation, American Public Health Association, and National Association of Black Journalists.
She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and Tufts University School of Medicine.
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