Esther E. Brown

Esther E. Brown (HMDKP)

Location: Merriam, KS 66203 Johnson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 2.219', W 94° 41.563'

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1917 - 1970

Esther E. Brown organized citizen support in South Park for litigation leading to the 1949 Kansas Supreme Court order admitting black children to the South Park School and to nearby high schools. Her actions encouraged similar litigation resulting in the U.S. Supreme Court landmark decision declaring school segregation unconstitutional.
With active support from many South Park residents, she overcame resistance to her civil rights advocacy in 1948-51, at great personal sacrifice. Esther E. Brown was an active supporter of civil rights, organizing the "Panel of Americans" program and fighting for equal opportunity for all with belief in the brotherhood of mankind.
Placed ByCity of Merriam and Citizens of South Park
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 353496 N 4322243
Decimal Degrees39.03698333, -94.69271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.219', W 94° 41.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 13.14" N, 94° 41' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)913, 785, 816
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5048-5098 Booker St, Merriam KS 66203, US
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