Brown v. Board Homecoming Celebration

May 18, 2024 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1515 SE Monroe St. Topeka KS 66612
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This event marks seven decades since the landmark Supreme Court decision that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. As we gather to commemorate this historic occasion, we invite you to be a part of the festivities that honor the legacy of Brown v. Board and reflect on the progress made in the pursuit of educational equality. The Homecoming Celebration promises a vibrant atmosphere with inspiring speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and engaging activities that highlight the significance of former students, faculty, and staff of Buchanan Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, Monroe Elementary School, and Washington Elementary School.

The Homecoming celebration is slated to begin at 10 a.m. on May 18th and continue until 3 p.m. Beginning with a presentation from speakers Joe Anderson, a panel of former students, and a question-and-answer session. Immediately following the presentations visitors can enjoy a musical performance as well as family and group activities on the north lawn of the Monroe Elementary building.

At any point during the day, visitors may also bring any artifacts they would like the Kansas State Historical Society digitization team to document, or meet with Jason McGowan in the Legacy of Brown gallery to share their stories as part of an oral history project.

Accessible parking spaces are limited and located in the rear of the building, so it is recommended for visitors with accessibility issues be dropped off at the front of the building. Parking for the public will be available in the gravel lot across the historic playground in front of the Monroe Elementary building entrances to the parking lot are available on both 15th and 17th street.

Motorcoaches, buses, and overflow parking will be located two blocks north at the Williams Science & Fine Arts Magnet School. Visitors can access the overflow parking lot by taking Quincy Street north to the school's parking lot.

Last updated: May 15, 2024

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1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1143


785 354-4273

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