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Brownback ‘delighted’ by Michelle Obama’s upcoming Kansas visit

April 25, 2014

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— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's delighted that first lady Michelle Obama plans to visit Topeka next month.

WIBW NewsNow reports Brownback said Friday in an interview that the first lady's visit May 16 is great recognition for the community.

The governor also said the visit recognizes the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

Mrs. Obama plans to speak during a ceremony honoring high school seniors from five Topeka schools the day before they graduate. Her event also is a day before the 60th anniversary of the Brown decision.

She had planned to speak on May 17 to a combined graduation ceremony, but those plans generated protests over concerns that seating for graduates' families would be limited.

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Richard Heckler 5 months, 4 weeks ago

" those plans generated protests over concerns that seating for graduates' families would be limited."

The secret service sets the rules wherever first ladies travel…..

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Thomas Bryce 5 months, 4 weeks ago

Delighted enough to invite The First Lady to Cedar Crest or perhaps a State House Visit with Press Photo Ops?A tour of Schools? No? Well.. then, he is Not as Delighted as he says he is.Come on Governor Brownback. The First Lady does not visit Kansas often. Now is the Time to show her what Midwestern Hospitality is all about. What have you got to Lose? Oh, yeah. THAT! It is seven months away. Maybe everyone will forget by then....Or, Maybe not.

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