We've had storms which have included rain, heavy rain, wind, strong winds, tornado watches, tornado warnings, and now flood watches and warnings throughout most of the week. Luckily, our immediate area (about 20 miles north of Topeka) has been spared from most of the severe weather.
|West Wing Entrance|
|(Courtesy of Kansas Historical Society)|
The Senate portion of the Capitol (the East Wing) was preserved to reflect a more original look of the early years. The chandeliers were originally all gas lit and lowered and raised by pulleys for cleaning and repairs.
Brown vs. Board of Education."
According to wikipedia.com "In 1951, a class action suit was filed against the Board of Education of the City of Topeka, Kansas in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiffs were thirteen Topeka parents on behalf of their twenty children.
The suit called for the school district to reverse its policy of racial segregation. Separate elementary schools were operated by the Topeka Board of Education under an 1879 Kansas law, which permitted (but did not require) districts to maintain separate elementary school facilities for black and white students in twelve communities with populations over 15,000."
The larger impact of this occurred in 1954 when the US Supreme Court voted 9-0 in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
|Monroe Elementary School today|
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