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BROWN MUSEUM NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

Brown vs. Board of Education

This program tells the story of Brown v. Board of Education, the U.S. Supreme Court case ending legal segregation in public schools in the United States. Then take a virtual tour of the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas.

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Brown vs. Board of Education -- Julia D. Roundtree 1865-1954

Julia Roundtree was born Julia Duncan in 1865 in Topeka, Kansas and resided there most of her adult life. As a colored teacher she would witness the growth of a thriving segregated community in colored schools that were considered equal. In this program you will see her character come to life as National Park Service Ranger Wilson portrays her, the wife of the principal at a black school, Monroe Elementary where the National Historic Site is today. She tells the story what it was like in Topeka before and after the Brown v. Board of Education court case that ruled in 1954 that "separate but equal" has no place and separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. -- FREE --

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School Boards, Busing and Brown: A History of Desegregation

This program explores the use of political cartoons to present views on an issue, specifically the issue of desegregation of public schools. Participants will learn to analyze political cartoons and will get to practice by analyzing a cartoon with their peers.

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School Boards, Busing and Brown: A History of Desegregation in Political Cartoons

Interactive, ranger-led distance learning program analyzing political cartoons in reference to the Brown case and segregation.
1. Understand regional perspectives on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to desegregate schools.
2. Analyze political cartoons and draw conclusions about the cartoonist's opinion(s) and message.
3. Identify symbols and historical themes in political cartoons.
4. Compare/contrast perspectives on segregation, desegregation, integration, affirmative action, racial balance, and educational opportunities between the 1950s to the present.

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