Event Details

  • 04/26/2014

    Location: Brown v. Board of Education NHS | Map Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Stephanie Kyriazis Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 785-354-4273

Tours depart every 30 minutes starting at 10 am from Brown v. Board of Education NHS, with last tour departing at 1 pm.

From conflicts leading to the Civil War to the birth of the Civil Rights Movement, Topeka has played a central role. As part of an initiative to interpret the unique history of Topeka and Kansas, all are invited to attend a free living history walk from the Historic Ritchie House to Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. The walks will feature living history reenactors portraying personalities from territorial Kansas in the 1850s through the historic Brown decisions in the 1950s. The Lecompton Reenactors, a park ranger, and other living history presenters will represent characters including abolitionist John Ritchie, a pro-slavery citizen, free-stater James H. Lane, women's rights supporter Clarina Nichols, Exoduster Nathan Holder, and African American teacher Julia Roundtree. They will depict evolving views of race and freedom that developed in Kansas over the years.

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