• 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 PreK-2

Ranger Rachel and Allen the Eagle in front of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

Fair is Fair! (Grades PreK-2)
Ranger Rachel explains to Allen the Eagle about how little boys and girls of different races could not attend school together and how that was not fair. Parents stood up as leaders to make things right. "Fair is fair, show you care, invite, be polite, can I count on you to do what's right? Fair is fair!"

A student designs a National Park Service arrowhead out of felt.

National Parks (Grades K-8)
Learn about National Parks through games, art, maps, reading, and writing activities.

An image of The Struggle Continues Exhibit featuring images from the Civil Rights Movement.

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

A young girl writes "bring people together" in chalk on the sidewalk.

Don't Say Ain't (Grades 1-5)
Listen to the book by Irene Smalls and see how actions effect others' feelings. The chant in the book is carried on with outdoor jump rope, sidewalk chalk and hopscotch activities.


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)
Include a tour to the restored state capitol building including the John Steuart Curry murals in the rotunda.

Did You Know?

President Harry S. Truman

In 1948 when President Harry S. Truman desegregated the U.S. Armed Forces, it was an important step towards the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...