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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.

Mother and daughter in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, 1954.

Brown vs Board of Education US Supreme Court Outlaws School Segregation - Jet Magazine, May 27, 1954 by vieilles_annonces, via Flickr

THE HIGDON FAMILY ] THE BLACK VICTORIANS | 1898. [From The Joseph C. Pennell Collection, University of Kansas]

© AK Foto/Joe Devlin 2009 "another found photo" from his mother-in-law's family -- no info on the people

African American Family by Black History Album, via Flickr

Joseph Phillippe Lemercier Laroche, who is thought to have been the only black passenger on the Titanic, was on board with his pregnant wife Juliette and their 2 young daughters. Laroche died in the sinking but his family were saved, possibly in lifeboat 14.

+~+~ Antique Photograph ~+~+ Another wonderful bathing suit family portrait