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Great Education on a Landmark in Civil Rights Progress

The tour of the Monroe school, which Linda Brown attended, gives a great look into the context of... read more

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Scott G
Very Educational

They have great pictures and displays. Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. I learned a lot... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
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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.
1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the Monroe school, which Linda Brown attended, gives a great look into the context of the 'separate but equal' doctrine. The staff at the facility is fantastic and provides challenging questions to ponder as you read, see and experience the history of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scott G
Reviewed January 15, 2019

They have great pictures and displays. Staff was very nice and knowledgeable. I learned a lot about that time period.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

I knew this would be closed because of the federal shutdown, but as a lawyer, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see the school while passing through Kansas on my way to Texas. Very informative panels outside the school and an incredible mural on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018

The history that is displayed in this landmark is a must for every citizen or non-citizen of the United States. The staff is so knowledgeable and passionate about what they are doing and teaching to visitors. We are all affected about the decision of this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank frittsjanet
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Everyone should go here! I learned so much about what went into this historically significant court ruling and was very moved by all of the multi-media presentations in use. It is an old "colored" school made into a museum to assist in recalling this historic...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

I am a lifelong teacher so this site has special significance to me. The staff and rangers there have a wealth of knowledge to share about the site and it's history. I learned a lot during my visit. Will be going back could not take...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Ksubarbara
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Very educational with rangers available to answer any questions. I liked the kindergarten room with the piano. The music and videos were thought provoking. The outside mural is fantastic.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Everyone should be reminded of the struggles experienced by our country during the Civil Rights era. It was a great perspective. Well done.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

This Supreme Court decision started the end of nearly one hundred years of segregation. We have come a long way in overcoming racism. There is much more to do. If you believe that whites are the superior race, "white supremacy" is the obvious extension. While...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RobertW2h483MD
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Small, well done museum. Does a great job of telling the story of civil rights issues but also a personal touch with rangers on site talks as well. I’ve been twice and both times there wasn’t a big crowd there...which was a good thing. Have...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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November 25, 2017|
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Response from Lynette A | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know, because we went during the week, but I think it is open every day, except major holidays.
November 24, 2017|
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Response from cindyn919 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.....They are open except on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. It is a awesome place! And there is handicap parking in the back.
September 6, 2017|
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Response from Previa1994 | Reviewed this property |
The more time you spend the more you learn and appreciate the history!