The University of Kansas has announced has entered into a partnership with the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site. The site, operated by the National Park Service, is located in the Monroe Elementary School in Topeka. This was one of the four schools attended by the children of the plaintiffs in the 1954 school desegregation case.
Under the new agreement, the University of Kansas will offer academic and professional development programs at the restored school. Marilu Goodyear, director of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas, stated, “We are excited about the potential for this new partnership, which we believe symbolizes our highest hopes for access to education and improvement of public service.