Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Topeka

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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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  • In the fight for civil rights this is a historic location. Unfortunately when I visited, the location was closed due to COVID-19 related issues. It’s still worth the visit if you have the time...  more »
  • Closed right now, but you should still walk around the building. It's an important historical site for our nation. My family enjoyed seeing it.  more »
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  • 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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