• 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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Bookstore

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Western National Parks Association

The bookstore in Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is operated by Western National Parks Association. There is a large selection of books on the Brown v. Board of Education case, as well as African American history, civil rights and the national parks. Please contact the bookstore at (785) 354-4273 for more information.

Western National Parks Association is a nonprofit cooperating association of the National Park Service. Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the association was founded in 1938 as the Southwest Monuments Association to support the interpretive activities of the National Park Service.

Today, Western National Parks Association operates bookstores at sixty-five National Park Service sites throughout the western United States, plus an online store with more than 600 educational products. In addition to developing publications, the association supports park research and helps fund programs that make park visits more meaningful. One of the association's founding goals was to create and publish park-related information unavailable elsewhere.

 
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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site handbook

In 2003, the association developed the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site handbook. The handbook explains the events that led up to the Brown v. Board of Education case, as well as the Civil Rights Movement that happened as a result of the historic ruling. This handbook may be purchased locally at the bookstore or online from the Western National Parks Association.

 
Passport to Your National Parks

Passport to Your National Parks

Western National Parks Association

Passport to Your National Parks

America's natural treasures--our national parks--are presented in one handy booklet with the "Passport to Your National Parks" program. This 104-page travelogue includes color-coded maps, pre-visit information, illustrations and photographs. Includes a list of every national park area in the United States. Spaces allow you to collect the series of commemorative Passport stamps issued each year (sold separately).

You can purchase a new Passport or have your current Passport stamped in the bookstore.

Did You Know?

President Harry S. Truman

In 1948 when President Harry S. Truman desegregated the U.S. Armed Forces, it was an important step towards the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.--Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site More...