Brown v. Board Celebrates 60 Years

Today marks the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, a court case originated in Topeka, Kansas that desegregated our nations public school system.

In honor of this significant day in history, the National Park Service is hosting a variety of events worth great notoriety:

  • Legacy Walk, two mile walk exploring Topeka’s civil rights history leading up to the Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court decision
  • Twitter Re-enactment of Brown v. Board of Education US Supreme Court Decision, follow @BRVB_NHS and hash tag #Brown1954 for a live reenactment of the court case and the peoples reaction
  • Gospel Festival, including Flow and Soul Project, church choirs, dance groups and readings.

The U.S. Department of Education is encouraging parents to teach their children about our country’s incredible educational breakthrough. The department recommends focusing on topics like diversity, civics, while expressing the impact Brown v. Board had on the U.S.

 

To learn more about today’s events and how to celebrate, visit http://free.ed.gov/?p=305