A "Separate But Equal" School?

A "Separate But Equal" School? (HM1JIN)

Location: Topeka, KS 66612 Shawnee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 2.255', W 95° 40.54'

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When Monroe Elementary School opened in 1927, it was a key part of Topeka's grand, million-dollar school construction program. Topeka wanted a first-class educational system that would promote pride in the city's schools. The new Monroe School featured classrooms, a kindergarten, space for manual training and home economics, and a large combined gymnasium/auditorium. Despite the improvements, Monroe and the other elementary schools in Topeka remained racially segregated. In 1951, parents of students from Monroe School joined others from across the city as plaintiffs in the Brown v. Board of Education lawsuit, forever linking this site to one of the most important legal decisions in American history.
Year Placed2014
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 268414 N 4324354
Decimal Degrees39.03758333, -95.67566667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.255', W 95° 40.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 15.3" N, 95° 40' 32.4" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Landon Nature Trail, Topeka KS 66612, US
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