"From Brown to Brown: Topeka's Civil Rights Story" Bus Tours Now Available
This new bus tour maps out locations in the city linked to local and national struggles for freedom and equality. Bus tours will be available Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Click on More for complete details of the tour. More »
2013 Teacher Ranger Teacher Opportunity
During the summer of 2013, the national NPS office of history and civics is seeking a Teacher Ranger Teacher to develop lesson plans that incorporate information about the National Park Service that meet common core standards, located in Topeka, Kansas. More »
The bookstore in Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is operated by Western National Parks Association. There is a large selection of books on the Brown v. Board of Education case, as well as African American history, civil rights and the national parks. Please contact the bookstore at (785) 354-4273 for more information.
Western National Parks Association is a nonprofit cooperating association of the National Park Service. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the association was founded in 1938 as the Southwest Monuments Association to support the interpretive activities of the National Park Service.
Today, Western National Parks Association operates bookstores at sixty-five National Park Service sites throughout the western United States, plus an online store with more than 600 educational products. In addition to developing publications, the association supports park research and helps fund programs that make park visits more meaningful. One of the association's founding goals was to create and publish park-related information unavailable elsewhere.
Did You Know?
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...