Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and inaguration day with Brown v. Board

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site News Release

Release date: Immediate
Contact: Angela Estep, (785) 354-4273

MLK Celebration at Brown v. Board of Education NHS

Topeka, KS – Brown v. Board of Education NHS invites you to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday January 21, 2013. The park will be hosting the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club’s Step team for two performances at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the auditorium with the opportunity to learn about stepping after each performance. Other activities will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

In addition to the step team, there will be a host of other activities to enjoy at the park, ranging from trivia games, activities such as Who Am I?, RESPECT, and Color of America, to prize drawings. Prizes will also be handed out in conjunction with a trivia game that will be offered several times throughout the day. Junior Ranger badges can also be earned by students of all ages from a newly developed Junior Ranger activity sheet. President Barack Obama’s inauguration will be displayed in the auditorium beginning at 10:30.

The museum’s self-guided exhibits will be available as well. Walk in the shoes of the Little Rock Nine through the “Hall of Courage,” listen to “Protest in Music,” and be inspired to take the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and “Pass it On.”

Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site tells the story of the U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended legal segregation in public schools.

The site is located at 1515 SE Monroe Street in Topeka, Kansas, and is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, with the exceptions of Thanksgiving, December 25, and January 1. For more information call (785)
354-4273 or visit www.nps.gov/brvb and www.facebook.com/brownvboardnps.

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