Topeka StoryCorps: Christel Marquardt and Joel Marquardt

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. Joel Marquardt shares his experiences attending Topeka High and his mother Christel shares how her upbringing shaped the way she raised her own children.

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.