Brown vs. Board of Education Site, Topeka, Kansas
Families can gain an understanding of school segregation at the National Park Service site.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, which may be the most consequential U.S. Supreme Court action in history.

The ruling ended legal segregation in public schools, changing¬† communities, large and small, and leading to changes still felt today. The story’s told with sensitivity and nuance at the federal Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas.

As visitors learn, “Brown” combined several lawsuits against school desegregation, including the moving Barbara Johns case in Farmville, Virginia.