The Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka is conducting several events to mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision. Events are free and open to the public.
The site is located at 1515 S.E. Monroe St. in Topeka. For more information, visit the website, www.nps.gov/brvb or call (785) 354-4273.
Thursday, May 8: Screening of "Freedom Riders," from the series Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle. 6 p.m.
Saturday, May 10: Students from State Street Elementary School and Chase Middle School of Topeka present "Now Let Me Fly," a play by Marcia Cebulska. Two performances: 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 10: Community Sock Hop. Professional dancers will teach the popular "moves" from the era - do the "mashed potato" and the "twist" to the sound of the live band. Learn how music helped break down racial barriers in the era of the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the early years of the Civil Rights Movement. 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 17: Legacy walk from Brown vs. Board of Education National Historic Site to Sumner Elementary School. Time to be announced.
Saturday, May 17: Twitter Re-enactment of Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court Decision. Follow the site on Twitter @BRVB_NHS, #Brown1954, for a re-enactment of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision and the world's reaction. More information to come.