TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – More than 170 members of the U.S. House have signed a letter commemorating the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Brown v. Board of Education.
Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins planned to deliver the letter to Topeka’s Brown v. Board National Historic Site on Friday, one day before the 60th anniversary of the ruling that outlawed segregated schools.
The letter is signed by the Kansas House delegation, as well as House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
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 decision.