TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – The Kansas State Board of Education will hold part of its monthly meeting at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka to mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark desegregation ruling.
Board Chairwoman Jana Shaver will read a statement Wednesday on the steps of the former Monroe School before the start of the board’s meeting. Shaver will discuss the importance of the ruling on education and the nation. Saturday is the anniversary of the ruling, which outlawed segregation in public schools.
The Brown site is housed in a former all-black school where the lead plaintiff’s daughter and another plaintiff’s child in the desegregation case were students. Exhibits tell the story of the 1954 Supreme Court decision.