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Lucinda Todd’s Dining Room Table



Lucinda Todd was the first parent to sign on as plaintiff for Brown v. Board.

Lucinda Todd was the original plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. A parent and the secretary of the NAACP’s Topeka, Kansas branch, Todd was a critical part of the groundbreaking desegregation case. Her dining room table served as a strategic hub for local NAACP members and national figures like Thurgood Marshall, future Supreme Court Justice, and Walter White, head of the national NAACP.