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Brown v. Board of Education

1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1143 USA

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“Discover the end of segregation in American public schools”

The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to be plaintiffs in the case, they never knew they would change history. The people who make up this story were ordinary people. They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to be treated equally.

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Reviewed by
alyssaheim

  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 06, 2017
Rated 5.0

Amazing site to see, especially if you love a good history lesson! As a teacher, this was a really important stop for me. It's crazy to think that this wasn't that long ago. Definitely worth the stop!

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Reviewed by
gabriela4

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 03, 2016

This is a donation based museum!

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Reviewed by
gabriela4

  • 4 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
July 03, 2016

This is a donation based museum!

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
smiggyballs

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
March 13, 2016
Rated 5.0

Right off the highway, worth the stop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
CurlyGirlMom

  • 9 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
September 25, 2014
Rated 5.0

The park rangers were great in engaging our two daughters. We spent two hours exploring the various exhibits and could have spent longer.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jim Thomas

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  • 72 Reviews
  • 30 Helpful
July 15, 2014
Rated 4.0

This is worth going to if you are nearby. It is hard to imagine that this was 60-years ago.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Queeny1986

  • 3 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
December 20, 2013

There were two schools that were considered for the National Landmark in this case: Monroe (the once "colored" school), and Sumner (the once "all-white" school). Sumner lost out in the late 1990's, I remember reading an article in The Topeka Capital Journal and it made me so sad; only one school could be picked and Monroe was in better shape. Sumner Elementary now sits empty, deteriorating, but there is hope. Sumner was added to the endangered list a few years ago and may (hopefully) once again become a national landmark!

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Clayton D. Bosler

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July 07, 2022
Rated 5.0

This is an excellent museum, remarking a hugely important decision and step forward toward a more perfect union. Inspiring, sad and hopeful all at once - we need to never forget the need to continuously work toward, fight for, and some will even need to die to make our world and our America a better place for all.

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Clayton D. Bosler

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July 07, 2022
Rated 5.0

This is an excellent museum, remarking a hugely important decision and step forward toward a more perfect union. Inspiring, sad and hopeful all at once - we need to never forget the need to continuously work toward, fight for, and some will even need to die to make our world and our America a better place for all.

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Kelsey

  • 3 Reviews
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October 03, 2019
Rated 5.0

If you’re driving through Kansas, it’s worth the stop at this incredible piece of history. We were greeted by the most knowledgeable employee and appreciated every second.

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Brown v. Board of Education

1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, Kansas
66612-1143 USA

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