Lead: A father's disgust at his daughter's long bus ride yielded one of the most important decisions in Supreme Court history.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Getting to school was an unpleasant experience for young Linda Brown. Each morning she would rise early, dress in her warmest coat, and then wait for the bus on a corner far from her house in one of the lower income neighborhoods of Topeka, Kansas. The bus would take her twenty-one blocks to a school for African American children - a segregated school. An hour after Linda left, the white girl across the street would leave her home, climb onto the bus waiting just out front which would take her to her school, also segregated, seven blocks away. Linda father, weary of enduring what he considered injustice, sued the Topeka Board of Education.