Topeka's Greatest Trial: The Brown v. Board of Education Story

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February 20, 2016, 1:00 PM CT

Presented by D.W. Carter

In the fall of 1950, Oliver Brown tried to enroll his 7-year-old daughter, Linda, at nearby Sumner Elementary, their neighborhood school, but she was refused entrance because she was African American. This presentation tells the local story and events leading up to Brown's involvement in the class action lawsuit, including direct testimony from the 1951 trial that was first argued in downtown Topeka. Participants will engage in a discussion about this and other events that eventually led to the desegregation of public schools across the nation.

Alford Branch, Wichita Public Library
3447 S. Meridian Ave
Wichita, KS 67217
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Sponsored by: Wichita Genealogical Society

For more information about this event, please contact:
Helen F. Cole
(316) 722-5267