• 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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Rehabilitation of the former Monroe Elementary School
Facility manager Treva Harris documented the first phase of the rehabilitation which took place from 2001 through 2003.


Topeka Segregation Cases 1879-1951
Historian Thom Rosenblum has found images related to the segregation of Topeka's public school system from 1879 to 1951. To read more about segregation in Topeka, click here.


Forging Freedom's Pathway

On June 11, 2011, visitors leisurely strolled with uniformed park rangers from the historic John Ritchie House to the formerly segregated Monroe Elementary School, meeting six costumed reenactors along the way. Beginning at the home of a prominent abolitionist and operator on the Underground Railroad and ending at a formerly segregated elementary school, visitors walked from the birth of the Civil War to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement in just under a half-mile.


Did You Know?

Thurgood Marshall

The Brown case was initiated and organized by the NAACP under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...