Brownback observes Brown v. Board of Education anniversary

May 16, 2014

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is the former Monroe Elementary School. It was established in Topeka, Kansas, on October 26, 1992, by the United States Congress to commemorate the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision aimed at ending racial segregation in public schools.

Today is the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering an end to segregation in public schools.  Governor Sam Brownback remembered Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling by speaking at the former Monroe Elementary School in Topeka yesterday reported Kansas Public Radio

The school is not a national historic site dedicated to the ruling. 

Brownback says it’s important to remember the controversy surrounding the ruling and the struggles of the civil rights movement.

You can hear the radio feature here.