May 3-30, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brown v. Board of Education remains one of the most tranformative U.S. Supreme Court decisions in history. In the case, a group of dedicated and creative black and white lawyers, representing African American children in their four states and the District of Columbia chose not only to attack the obvious target-the rampant inequality of schools attended by black and white children in many parts of the country-but to put together a frontal assault on segregation itself. While the Brown decision did not immediately end segregation in the nation's public schools, the ruling constituted a powerful symbol of the law as an avenue for social change. Brown v. Board of Education inspired and provided a model for generations of future lawyers in the Civil Rights Movement. This new exhibit will present the story of the trial attorneys who fought the Brown case and who, in the process, ultimately reshaped a nation.
For more information, call Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site at (785) 354-4273 or email by clicking here. Free and open to the public, daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612.