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Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas
Most Kansans can trace their heritage to another part of the world. Some came in search of a better life for themselves or their children—many came to join families or friends. Americans by Choice is a new exhibit on display until Feb. 28, 2014. More »
Rehabilitation of the former Monroe Elementary School
Topeka Segregation Cases 1879-1951
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?
Dr. Kenneth Clark compiled the social science evidence cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education case.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...