• 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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Grades 9-12

Interior view of the Education and Justice gallery.

Self-Guided Gallery Tours (Grades K-College)
A ranger will greet you at the front entrance for a brief orientation to the story and the site.

 
Rex Theatre for Colored People, Leland, Mississippi - June 1937

Voice Matters (Grades 10-12)
Students are asked to evaluate their own thoughts and feelings and compare with others through facilitated dialogue.

 
Image of five hands grabbing the wrist of the person next to them, interlocked.

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. If your tour includes Brown v. Board of Education NHS and you receive a transportation grant, your transportation costs to these other sites will be included.

 
Kansas capitol building.

Kansas State Capitol Tour (Grades K-College)
View the restored Representative Hall and Senate Chamber, and the John Steuart Curry murals.

 
Exterior view of 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?

United States Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court charged states to move with “all deliberate speed” to end segregation in public schools in 1955 in what is known as Brown II.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site