Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site
Learn about the 1954 case that brought desegregation to schools nationwide through a experiential, self-guided museum located in a formerly segregated school.
Topeka's oldest standing home was a stop on the Underground Railroad and a landmark in Topekas fight for freedom. John and Mary Ritchie were early Topeka settlers who influenced many aspects of Topekas future.
Aaron Douglas Mural
See a re-creation of Topeka native and Harlem Renaissance artist Aaron Douglas1934 mural Aspects of Negro Life: From Slavery Through Reconstruction.
Kansas State Capitol
Visit the recently renovated Kansas State Capitol building to learn the fascinating story of John Steuart Currys murals, discuss the Buffalo Soldiers on the first floor of the rotunda, see the spectacular chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and gaze upward to view the dramatic Capitol dome.
Kansas History Museum
Visit award-winning exhibits and discover the real people and stories of our state.
HOME OF BROWN v. BOARD OF EDUCATION NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Topeka is home to the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.In the 1954case the Supreme Court ruled that segregating children in public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment. This historic unanimous decision ended the separate but equalprecedent that was set by the Supreme Court in the Plessy v. Ferguson case nearly 60 earlier.
FIND MORE INFORMATION ON KANSAS BLACK HISTORY
Find additonal information about African American Kansans in Kansapedia. Kansas Memory has photographs, letters, and other items related to the African American community.