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60th Anniversary Events
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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?
The Brown v. Board of Education NHS is the only unit of the national park system named after a U.S. Supreme Court case.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site