Museum With a Mission
Tuesday, May. 11, 2004; 3:20 PM
Racism, violence and the 1954 Supreme Court decision to desegregate America’s schools are topics that are covered in the new exhibits at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kan.
In this video, two National Park Service officials give an overview and tour of the site, formerly known as Monroe Elementary School. The building once housed a segregated school for black children and became a focal point in the case known as /Oliver Brown et al. v. the Board of Education of Topeka/. In that case, African American plaintiffs sued after being refused admission to white schools in their neighborhoods.
LaTonya Miller, Public Affairs Specialist with the National Park Service