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Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, KS

National Park Service


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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1515 SE Monroe Street
Phone: (785) 354 4273


The site is located in downtown Topeka, Kansas at 1515 SE Monroe Street. From the east (Missouri) From I-70 westbound, take right Exit 362C, 10th Street. Turn left onto 10th Street. At the next intersection, turn left onto Monroe Street. Turn left onto 17th Street, and then turn left to enter the visitor parking lot. From the west (Colorado) From I-70 eastbound, take right Exit 362B, 8th Street. This exit merges with Monroe Street. Stay on Monroe Street, and then turn left onto 17th Street. Turn left to enter the visitor parking lot. From the south (Oklahoma) From I-335 northbound, take right Exit 177, South Topeka. This exit will lead to a toll booth. Immediately after the toll booth, take right Exit 6, Topeka Boulevard. Turn left onto Topeka Boulevard. Stay on Topeka Boulevard and then turn right onto 17th Street. Turn left to enter the visitor parking lot. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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