Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark Supreme Court case that transformed the landscape of American education and marked a significant step forward in the fight against racial segregation. As we commemorate the 69th anniversary of this historic ruling, we reflect on its enduring impact on civil rights and equal opportunity. In Topeka, the city where the case originated, the community comes together each year to celebrate this milestone through a series of events and activities. From panel discussions and educational workshops to art exhibitions and cultural performances, Topeka ensures that the spirit of Brown v. Board resonates throught the year. These events serve as reminders of the progress mde and the ongoing work required to achieve true equality in our society.

Please check back regularly to see all updated events coming up!

June 29, 2023     |     5:30pm – 7:30pm     |     1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612

A community conversation, Facebook Live/Podcast. Four generations will discuss the topic: “What is Missing?” They will examine what we have learned from the case and what still applies today.

August 5, 2023     |    11am – 2pm     |     Evergy Plaza 630 S. Kansas Ave, Topeka, KS 66603

Cultural dance troupes from all sectors of the Topeka community will be featured at this event.

August 10, 2023     |     5:30pm – 7:30pm     |     1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612

Roundtable discussion hosted by representatives from all cultures and genders. Questions explored will be: What is your “backstory”? How are persons of color perceived in our community? Are we responsible for framing perceptions? What would persons of color want the community to know about their culture?

September 21, 2023     |    5:30pm – 7:30pm     |    1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612

A community conversation moderated by individuals who attended the march or sent delgates. Questions addressed will focus on strategizing social, political, community, business and entrpreneurship, religion, and safety and health initiatives within our community.

October 21, 2023     |    Time TBD     |    1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612

Art, essay and speech presentations by youth at elementary, middle, and high school grade levels with visual, written, and spoken work submissions in each category.

October 28, 2023     |    Time TBD     |    Hotel Topeka at City Center, Emerald Room 1717 SW Topeka Boulevard, Topeka, KS 66612

Prayer Breakfast with Rev. Otis Moss, lll from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois. The topic will be “Finding Hope in an Age of Despair.”

November-January     |    Time TBD     |    1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612

An art exhibition at the Brown Historic Site. Student and community artworks could remain on display.