"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 25, 2013 and June 1, 2013. 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 »
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Commemoration of 52nd Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education decision
Date: May 18, 2006
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site commemorated the 52nd Anniversary of the unanimous 1954 landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in public schools on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, while celebrating the park's two-year anniversary of being officially open to the public.
In conjunction with the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, National Park Service and Washburn University, the park hosted the Little Rock Nine students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School. Carlotta LaNier and Terrance Roberts told their story to students at Williams Science and Fine Arts Magnet School. The commemoration included a Recognition and Remembrance Banquet which was held at the Ramada Inn on the night of May 17, where more than 350 people were in attendance. Marc Morial, President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Urban League was the keynote speaker. While in Topeka, the Little Rock Nine visited Brown v. Board of Education NHS.
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day and is free to the public. The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
Did You Know?
The U.S. Supreme Court combined five cases from Delaware, Virginia, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Kansas under the heading of Brown v. Board of Education.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...