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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

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Address: 1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: +1 785-354-4273
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in...
The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the 1954 Supreme Court decision aimed at ending segregation in public schools, is now a National Historic Site commemorating this landmark ruling.
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I went on a tour with a group of senior citizens the the Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka. The case was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. Linda Brown was denied... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went on a tour with a group of senior citizens the the Brown vs Board of Education of Topeka. The case was taken to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. Linda Brown was denied admission, because of her race. The tour was in the School building and there was a number of displays on civil rights, and the fight... More 

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Redlands, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I've been to a number of civil rights sites over the last several years and this one, for me, was less effective in conveying the horrendous difficulties faced by blacks in trying to get equality. I think part of that is due to the fact that the site is not as readily identifiable with a specific event. The former school... More 

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Rockwall, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went here on a Saturday and there was only 1 other person there. The building was very will maintained, the exhibits were good and the movie was informative.

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Los Angeles, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

While working in the area it only seemed natural to stop in and check out this place in American History. A nice reminder of how far we have come but how far we yet still to go as we as people still learn to live and love one another. This is a true reminder that it truly was not long... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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237 reviews 237 reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is a very important part of our history. The whole family should go, and take guests from out of town. The Story is important for all to realize our past and present

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My mother is an educator who also grew up during desegregation. This site was so important to her. To see the facts and history while explained her personal experience made it so special. My kids had a chance to understand why their education is so important. The exhibits are well kept and interactive. Lots of videos and hands on portions.... More 

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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It showed a picture of America's past that we are not proud of, but how much improvement we have made. The site is in the 1926 Monroe school building. We were amazed at the fact that Kansas was ahead of the curve concerning intergration and the history of the Supreme Court decision. They have a 20 minute video presentation on... More 

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Hastings, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The site is more symbolic than anything, it being a formerly segregated elementary school, but the displays and movies inside are first rate! Not a place for small children as they will be bored, but adolescents and up can benefit from a visit.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time to spend here so will have to come back. I can only echo the other favorable reviews, especially "Stephanie S" when she said "Small but powerful." When we walked in we didn't think there would be much, but there is a lot packed into a small space. Well worth visiting. Wish we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small but powerful. Definitely worth a visit--you can be in and out in a few hours, but you will leave with a clear sense of purpose and importance of the event and its place in history.

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Address: Address: 1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone Number: +1 785-354-4273
Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka

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