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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

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Address: 1515 SE Monroe, Topeka, KS 66612-1143
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The Monroe Elementary School, one of the segregated schools involved in the...

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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An Absolute Must Stop!

We stopped at the brown museum while travelling across the country and it was easily one of the best stops we could have ever made. The place is simply amazing and my words will... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped at the brown museum while travelling across the country and it was easily one of the best stops we could have ever made. The place is simply amazing and my words will simply fail the powerful message that this slice of history has to offer. Be certain to inquire about the doll in the hallway

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Michigan City, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a very nice time here while visiting. You could spend almost all day reading all the information that is here. Disagree with the BLM stuff for sale, because they're not always civil

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Topeka, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful site to see in Topeka. The facility is beautifully restored and staff is great. A must for history buffs!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This happened when I was a young child so some I knew a lot I didn't. Very interesting place, well presented. Everyone should go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Allow at least an hour. We stopped not realizing how much information there was to see. Ranger Joan was very informative My children enjoyed doing the junior ranger program which was interactive and had them wanted to find information. A great reminder and just see when in the area

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Palatine, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a real treat. I arrived and tons of people were flooding out of the building and I learned they were leaving a citizenship ceremony. How awesome to see such a wide variety of immigrants coming out that would not have been accepted here when this court case was being presented. This school was one of the many cases... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wasn't really anything about the actual court case (unless it was in the Kdg room---there was a large group in there getting some sort of presentation from a ranger, so we didn't go in as we didn't want to interrupt). Museum is just about civil rights in general, was not what we expected at all. At least it was free.... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This National Historic Site is located near downtown Topeka. This National Historic Site tells the story of the landmark legal case in which the Supreme Court of the United States declared unconstitutional the state laws that were established to create separate "but equal" public schools for black and white students. There is a large off-street parking lot just across the... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This Supreme Count ruling was and is so important to education in this Country. The National Park Service employee will give you a special tour...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Its amazing how the things have changed for good. Every school must have their children visit this historic site and make a written or oral summary of their impression. Good place for gown ups to visit also

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