Topeka A Kansas commission is looking for artists interested in painting a mural at the Statehouse commemorating the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.
The Capitol Preservation Committee is asking artists to submit applications to be declared qualified to execute the project, which is to be completed in 2014. House member Valdenia Winn, a Kansas City Democrat who chairs the Preservation Committee, says applications will be taken until May 1.
The mural will honor the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, which declared that separate schools for black and white children where inherently unequal. The high court consolidated a lawsuit challenging segregation in Topeka's public schools with cases from Delaware, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia.