Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka

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National Park · Educational Site
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site was established in Topeka, Kansas, on October 26, 1992, by the United States Congress to commemorate the landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Brown v. Board of Education aimed at ending racial segregation in public schools. On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court unanimously declared that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" and, as such, violated the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees all citizens "equal protection of the laws."

The National Historic Site consists of the Monroe Elementary School, one of the four segregated elementary schools for African American children in Topeka, and the adjacent grounds.

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  • Very interesting. You can spend as much time there as you want watching video, reading and doing the interactive activities. Staff is great and answers any questions you may have. Be sure to make...  more »
  • This NPS site was interesting not because of the location of the building but because of the material it covered. We sat for about 20 to 30 minutes watching summaries of the 5 court cases which made.....  more »
  • Absolutely fantastic place. So much history and to even walk down these famous halls. Especially being an educator, I put on my teacher lens and thought about all of the children. We spoke to an amazing park ranger named Dexter who met some of these famous individuals in the pictures. Be sure to ask for him. Wonderful place.
  • As usual the National Park Service did a great job, in this case with a difficult subject. The movie was very well done and very good at starting a conversation on the subject. The museum was also well presented and left you feeling like you knew more when you left than when you had arrived even if you had thought you were well informed before getting there. Parking could definitely be improved.

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