8/20/2012

Brown v. Board Site hosts Grant Fest activities

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site News Release

Release date: For Immediate Release
Contact: Dave Schafer or Justin Sochacki
Phone number: (785) 354-4273


Brown v. Board Site Hosts Activities for Grant Fest on September 1

Topeka, KS – Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site will host a variety of outdoor activities on Saturday, September 1 as part of Heart of America Black Expo’s Grant Fest. All activities listed below are free and open to the public and located at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. Activities are family oriented and include a variety of outdoor games, arts and crafts projects, zoo animal programs, and storytellers.

Activities at Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site on September 1:

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Kids activities and games
  • Outdoor facilitated programs by The Villages
  • Printmaking for all ages by Accessible Arts

 

9 a.m.-9 p.m. - Self-guided tours at Brown v. Board of Education NHS 

10 a.m. - Animals from the Topeka Zoo

10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Bookmobile from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

11 a.m. - Animals from the Topeka Zoo

1 p.m. – Storyteller Bobby Norfolk presents "This Side Up: The Underground Railroad"

3 p.m. – Storyteller Bobby Norfolk presents "The Harlem Renaissance"

5 p.m. – Storyteller Bobby Norfolk presents "Shadowball: The Negro Baseball Leagues"

8 p.m. - Movie on the lawn featuring the premiere of "Barbara Johns: The Making of an Icon"


Storyteller Bobby Norfolk is the recent winner of the prestigious National Circle of Excellence Oracle Award for his outstanding work. Bobby was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and has been performing throughout the United States and world-wide for over 34 years as an actor, author, teaching artist and workshop leader. He is also a former National Park Service Ranger from the Gateway Arch. He is well known for his high energy performances, lively animation and special sound effects. His CBS TV show “Gator Tales” has won three Emmy Awards. He also has ten CDs, eight of which have been awarded the National Parent’s Choice Gold Award.

Grant Fest is a community event sponsored by the Neighborhood Academic and Athletic Association, the Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansas First News, and Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. For a full listing of activities offered at this year’s Grant Fest, visit www.naausa.com.

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, with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. For more information call
(785) 354-4273 or visit www.nps.gov/brvb and www.facebook.com/brownvboardnps

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