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Topeka Event Marks Brown v. Board Ruling

Brownback and studentBrownback and a student in the newly unveiled classroom. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)Governor Sam Brownback and others remembered the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling today (FRI). Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering an end to segregation in public schools. The governor spoke at the former Monroe Elementary School in Topeka, which is now a national historic site dedicated to the ruling. Governor Brownback says it’s important to remember the controversy surrounding the Brown v. Board ruling and the struggles of the civil rights movement.

The facility dedicated a new classroom as part of the event. It’s modeled after a 1950s classroom and is aimed at giving young children a hands-on experience of what schools were like at that time.

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