• Exterior of Brown v. Board of Education NHS, the former Monroe Elementary School, at night.

    Brown v. Board of Education

    National Historic Site Kansas

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College

Interior view of Education and Justice gallery.

Self-Guided Gallery Tours (Grades K-College)
Explore the exhibits at your own pace after a brief introduction from a Park Ranger.

 
Image of five hands grasping the wrist of the person next to them, interlocking.

Where Is the Love? (Grades 9-College)
Students will learn about Brown v. Board of Education and the struggle for civil rights before and after the case through discussion, music, and video.

 

For a complete Topeka experience focusing on the enduring struggle for freedom in Kansas, we recommend the following programs.

 
Kansas capitol building.

Kansas State Capitol Tour (Grades K-College)
Include a tour to the restored state capitol building including the John Steuart Curry murals in the rotunda.

 
Exterior view of the Kansas Museum of History.

Kansas Museum of History (Grades 4-College)
Visit the museum's galleries which tell the story of the people of Kansas.

Did You Know?

Plessy v. Ferguson court document

In 1896 the U.S. Supreme Court institutionalized the “separate but equal” policy with the Plessy v. Ferguson decision.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...