The Road to Justice

The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to be plaintiffs in the case, they never knew they would change history. The people who make up this story were ordinary people. They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers, and students who simply wanted to be treated equally.

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The story of Brown v. Board of Education

The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is one of the most pivotal opinions ever rendered by that body.

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Clark Doll Test

The Clark Doll test was instrumental to the Brown v. Board of Education case.

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From Segregation to Incarceration

The End of African American Higher Education Institutes in Kansas

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Self-Guided Tour

Our staff has worked to create a self-guided walkthrough of the site for visitors who prefer to learn at their own pace!

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Park Store

Books, Mugs, Postcards, Shirts, Bags, Patches, Coins, and much more may be purchased from the Western National Parks Association bookstore.

Last updated: May 12, 2022

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Topeka , KS 66612-1143

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785 354-4273

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