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Wichita State Adds New Diversity Position; Planned Protest Cancelled

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Wichita State University has named an assistant dean to a new position for diversity. Meanwhile, student groups are planning a protest during a meeting of the Kansas Board of Regents at Wichita State. Students are complaining about several issues, including diversity and scholarship opportunities.

StoryCorps: Legacy of Brown v. Board in Topeka (Katherine Sawyer & Kelsie Gonzalez)

Kelsie Gonzalez (left) interviews her grandmother, Katherine Sawyer, about growing up in segregated Topeka.  Sawyer was just 10 years old when she testified in a Topeka courtroom, during an early legal challenge to school segregation.  Her testimony and the testimony of others set the stage for what would later become the consolidated case of "Brown v. Topeka Board of Education."

Since early February, we've been sharing stories about growing up in Topeka, in the shadow of segregation. As part of the 60th anniversary of "Brown versus the Topeka Board of Education," the Kansas Humanities Council sponsored a local StoryCorps project last year. Today, we hear ...

 

StoryCorps: Legacy of Brown v. Board in Topeka (Bill Bunten & Jack Alexander)

Bill Bunten (left) and Jack Alexander talk about attending school, playing basketball and serving in the military during the time of legal segregation and after segregation legally ended.

Since early February, we've been sharing stories about growing up in Topeka, in the shadow of segregation. As part of the 60th anniversary of "Brown versus the Topeka Board of Education," the Kansas Humanities Council sponsored a local StoryCorps project last year, to record the memories of area residents. Today, we hear from former Topeka Mayor Bill Bunten as he talks to his friend Jack Alexander, a former Topeka city councilman.

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