1/17/2014

Celebrate MLK Day at Brown v. Board of Education Site

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site News Release

Release date: January 17, 2014
Contact: Angela Estep
Phone number: (785) 354-4273 


Celebrate MLK Day at Brown v. Board of Education Site

Topeka, KS – All are invited to commemorate and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. The day will include music and dance performances, dramatic readings, children’s activities, and a student art exhibition. Throughout the day, park rangers will also offer art projects, games, and other activities for children of all ages. The site will be open from 9am to 5pm. All activities and performances are free and open to the public.


10 a.m.-11 a.m.: Topeka West High School Orchestra
11 a.m.- Noon: Dramatic Reading of “I Have a Dream” by Topeka High student, Dele Adegbore
1 p.m.: Living the Dream Student Poets and Essayists
1:30 p.m.: Dramatic Reading of “I Have a Dream” by Meredith and Mitchell Kidd
2 p.m.: Highland Park Dancers
2:30 p.m.: Topeka West High School Step Dancers
3 p.m.: Topeka High School Drumline


Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site tells the story of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in public schools. The site is located at 1515 SE Monroe Street in Topeka, Kansas, and is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The site is closed on federal holidays but open January 20 for Martin Luther King Day. For more information call (785) 354-4273 or visit www.nps.gov/brvb and www.facebook.com/brownvboardnps

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