Grand Opening, May 17, 2004

Image of Superintendent Steve Adams addressing the crowd in front of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site at the grand opening.
Superintendent Steve Adams addresses the crowd at the grand opening.

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Image of the crowd and news media attending the grand opening event.
Members of the national and local media covered the opening of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. http://www.cjonline.com/indepth/brown/latest/

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Image of Topeka Mayor James McClinton, Cheryl Brown Henderson and National Park Service Director Fran Mainella on stage.
Topeka Mayor James McClinton receives applause from Cheryl Brown Henderson, left, and Fran Mainella, director of the U.S. National Park Service, before his remarks on May 17, 2004. http://www.cjonline.com/indepth/brown/latest/

Mike Shepherd/The Capital-Journal

 
Image of President Bush and Cheryl Brown Henderson walking towards the stage at the dedication on May 17, 2004.
President Bush and Cheryl Brown Henderson, President and CEO of Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research, walk to the stage during the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education at the national historic site named in its honor in Topeka, Kansas, May 17, 2004. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040517-4.html

Eric Draper/White House photo

 
Image of President Bush waving at the dedication on May 17, 2004.
President Bush waves to the audience before delivering remarks during the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education at the national historic site named in its honor in Topeka, Kansas, Monday, May 17, 2004. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040517-4.html

Eric Draper/White House photo

 
Image of President Bush addressing the crowd at the 50th anniversary.
President George W. Bush talks about segregation during the 50th anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education at the national historic site named in its honor in Topeka, Kansas, Monday, May 17, 2004. "The color of your skin determined where you could get your hair cut, which hospital ward you could be treated in, which park or library you could visit, or who you could go fishing with. And children were instructed early in the customs of racial division -- at schools where they never saw a face of another color," said the President. http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040517-4.html

Eric Draper/White House photo

 
Image of President Bush with members of the 16th Street Baptist Church Choir.
President Bush poses with the 16th Street Baptist Church Choir, of Birmingham, Alabama, following his remarks at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site dedication. Bush spoke at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the ruling and the opening of the national historic site. The choir is from the church where three young girls were killed in a bombing during the quest for civil rights on September 15, 1963. http://www.cjonline.com/indepth/brown/latest/

Chris Landsberger/The Capital-Journal

 
Image of Topekan Hal Ray picking up trash after the dedication.
Topekan Hal Ray picks up trash following the dedication of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. "I was glad that President Bush was able to be here with us for a while," he said, adding that he hopes progress continues in the civil rights arena. Ray said he picked up trash until he ran out of boxes. http://www.cjonline.com/indepth/brown/latest/

Mike Shepherd/The Capital-Journal

 
Image of people waiting for the oncoming shuttle buses.
Visitors to the dedication of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site wait for the shuttles to take them back to their cars at the Kansas Expocentre after the dedication. http://www.cjonline.com/indepth/brown/latest/

Anthony S. Bush/The Capital-Journal

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