In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is featuring a temporary exhibit, “Women Where They Belong: In Government and Politics,” which features 9 women of color who helped advance human rights through their participation in governmental affairs and politics. The women featured in the exhibition include Ida B. Wells, Jovita Idár, Dr. Mabel Ping- Hua Lee, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dolores Huerta, Shirley Chisholm, Joan Baez, Barbara Jordan and Sharice Davids.
The exhibition will be available for public viewership during March – women’s history month – and through Saturday April 4, 2020. The exhibition is free, as it does not require tickets for viewing and is open to the general public to include youth of all ages.
The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site preserves the story of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in public schools and the legacy of integration in the United States of America. The site is open Monday-Sunday with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
It is located at 1515 SE Monroe Street in Topeka, and is open between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time.
For more information call 785-354-4273 or visit www.nps.gov/brvb or www.facebook.com/brownvboardnps.
–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice
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