Zelma Henderson, the last surviving Topeka plaintiff from the Brown v. Board of Education case, has died.
In remembering her, we should remember why she joined the struggle and signed on to the case.
"I wanted my children to know all races like I did," she said "It means a lot to a person's outlook on life. No inferiority complex at all, that's what I wanted for my children as far as race was concerned.” (As reported by The Associated Press in 2004)
Zelma Henderson was 88 years old.