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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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We learned about this site while in Topeka. It is a very nice s tie run by the National Park Service. The displays in the original school involved in the Brown v. Board of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We learned about this site while in Topeka. It is a very nice s tie run by the National Park Service. The displays in the original school involved in the Brown v. Board of Education are well done. Our 10 year old learned a great bit about a dark time in our history with the Junior Ranger program that is... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had visited the previous location downtown and was prompted to visit the current location when out-of-town friends were visiting. We did not see the movie. It was a bit difficult to determine when it actually started and didn't want to go in halfway. But there were short video clips running in the different exhibits. The squeaking original wooden floors... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Excellent facility and knowledgeable park rangers make this a great place to go and learn about the cases involving Brown v. Board. The grounds are well maintained and the inside has been restored beautifully. Interactive and well thought out displays. the small gift shop had wonderful resources, reasonably priced.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This little gem is well worth the visit. We spent about an hour browsing the exhibits and learned a lot about the civil rights movement. I love that they kept an authentic feel to the school and really gave an idea about what life would have been like in that building during that historic time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a Museum well worth the visit and entry is by a voluntary donation. It was well presented and the movie clips were great. Clear easy read facts on the walls. There was a story movie in the main room that was very well done and explained a lot. I had learnt a lot about segregation back home in... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This National Historic place is not well-visited, so it is not crowded. The tour is self-guided. There are videos to help tell the story of the fight for racial equality in America, and several displays to read through. My 13 year old daughter enjoyed the experience. It was a quick visit - maybe 70 minutes total. Since it is self-guided,... More 

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

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