Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Partnership with Flint Hills Writing Project

Registration Closed: February 1, 2020.

Special hotel rates are available for this event.

If you need lodging, please contact the Cyrus Hotel and request a $96 rate.

Hotel is within walking distance to restaurants and about a 10-minute walk from the event.

Friday Evening, March 20, 7pm-9pm

  • check-in/registration
  • private guided tour of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site

Saturday, March 21, 9am-5pm

Sunday, March 22, 9am-5pm

  • Diversity Workshop
  • Interactive work with Park Mural
  • Black Archives of Mid America, Kansas City (Bus transportation will be provided from and to Topeka)
  • snack and lunch provided

The workshop will be held at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site and surrounding community.

"The U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) is one of the most pivotal opinions ever rendered by that body. This landmark decision highlights the U.S. Supreme Court’s role in affecting changes in national and social policy. Often when people think of the case, they remember a little girl whose parents sued so that she could attend an all-white school in her neighborhood. In reality, the story of Brown v. Board of Education is far more complex." https://www.nps.gov/brvb/learn/historyculture/index.htm

It is this complexity that will be the focus of the two-day experience for educators. One of the fundamental values of Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is to share the impact the landmark Supreme Court case had on civil rights in America. The term civil rights is one that resonates today and frequently finds its way into our social discourse. We see the broad emphasis of connecting modern day concerns of civil rights to that of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case as a timeless local initiative to be utilized with annual themes. To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Supreme Court case, we intend to work from the theme, "An Unfinished Agenda."

This event is a partnership with the National Park Service and National Writing Project.