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A school boycott in Johnson County set the stage for Brown v. Board

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 70 years ago that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in its landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. But the case may have played out differently if it hadn’t been for a tenacious group of women in Johnson County, Kansas, who led their own integration lawsuit five years earlier.

From the KCUR podcast A People’s History of Kansas City, Mackenzie Martin reports.

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