The landmark 1954 Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education consolidated lower court cases from five communities and resulted in the landmark decision that ordered the desegregation of American public schools. Though Brown v. Board is most often associated with Topeka, Kansas, multiple historic places linked to this significant case from communities in South Carolina; Delaware; Washington, D.C., and Virginia tell a more complete story of the ongoing struggle for educational equity.
The National Trust is working with local partners and champions in Congress to connect the stories of these additional places with those already being told at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Kansas, creating opportunities for public education and interpretation and the preservation of these historic locations. This important legislation would establish National Park Service (NPS) Affiliated Areas and expand the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site to include related sites in South Carolina.
Join the National Trust in asking your elected officials to support the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site Expansion Act (H.R. 8281 / S. 4622).
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