Topeka StoryCorps: Adrian Pearson and Donna Rae Pearson

In 2014, StoryCorps came to Topeka to document stories that explore the 60-year impact of Brown v. Board Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court case that desegregated public schools. Adrian Pearson talks with his mother Donna Rae Pearson about what it was like growing up in a predominantly white rural area and then transferring to high school in Topeka.

Topeka StoryCorps was supported by Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas Humanities Council, Kansas Public Radio, and the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board decision.