27/03/2018 10:19 BST

A U.S. Civil Rights Icon Has Died

"Generations stand on your shoulders."

The world is remembering civil rights icon Linda Brown, who died on Monday at the age of 76.

As a little girl, Brown was at the center of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education case, which ultimately ended segregation in U.S. public schools.

Supermodel Naomi Campbell and movie director Ava DuVernay were among the many who paid tribute to Brown on Twitter: