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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
+1 785-354-4273
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This is a must go because you learn much more than what you were taught in school. You can feel so... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Mai S
Very Important Place for All Teachers to See!

As a college educator, it meant a lot to witness this historic place in person for the very first... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
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1515 SE Monroe St, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
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"civil rights"
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"elementary school"
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"supreme court decision"
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"the national park service"
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"american history"
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"great lesson"
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"the junior ranger program"
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"a small gift shop"
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"learning experience"
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"self guided"
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"great information"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must go because you learn much more than what you were taught in school. You can feel so many emotions from all the history and photos.

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Thank Mai S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a college educator, it meant a lot to witness this historic place in person for the very first time. Was greeted upon arrival and given an overview of the areas open for viewing. Enjoyed seeing the history of civil rights in both America and...More

Thank maconMouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a Black/ African American woman, I sometimes feel as though I know all there is about the struggles of my ancestors and the slavery era. I found that there is so much to learn. I found great teachers of this history in the orators...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not at all what I expected, and exceeded those expectations all in one. This site and museum displays facts, video, and artifacts directly regarding the court case. The museum also challenges guests to consider hundreds of years of oppression predating the ruling. The guides are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of how 'separate but equal' was ended is fascinating and well told at this site. There are a number of exhibits telling the full story of the Civil Rights movement along with the legal strategy underlying the Brown versus Board of Education lawsuit...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After learning extensively about the case in a journalism law and ethics class, I was very excited to see the actual location on my travels back home from Kansas. I love that the school is the building being used. The video was good, and it...More

Thank WanderlustWriter502
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited several dozen National Park Service units, including several focused on civil rights issues. I found this park to be a bit disappointing because it tries to cover everything about the civil rights movement from the inception of slavery in North America through...More

Thank ZamiaV
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Visiting brown vs board of education national historic site was time well spent. I wondered the halls of monroe school. And seen the nice.exhibits and how the event changed the.course of history. The video they played at the site was very informative. I

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

As a child growing up in Topeka, I was aware that all the students in my elementary school were white. However I did not realize that was because black children had their own school. I thought it was just because we all lived in the...More

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

I thought about just stopping by the site for a picture, but popped inside just to peek around. What a great place - with great information and knowledgeable staff. You don't need long to go through the site, but I highly recommend it.

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Missholly46
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.
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Missholly46
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.
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j0hnt43
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!
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