Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka overturned Plessy v. Ferguson. Contrary to popular belief, there were 5 different cases that were combined here. Topeka was used as the forerunner because Kansas was a border state, and to some, the black schools were better than the white schools in Topeka. Linda Brown went to the school below, that has been turned into a National Monument. Oliver Brown was a well respected member of the community, and his name was chosen to go first. Thurgood Marshall led the legendary charge against segregation in schools.