Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education Exhibit at Forsyth Library
02/28/2000

A celebration for Black History Month is on display at Fort Hays State University's Forsyth Library.

On the north wall of the main floor of the library is the Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education Exhibit, which is in great demand across the country. The exhibit comes to FHSU from the National Park Service in the Monroe Building, 1100 Washington, Topeka. The building has been deemed a National Historical Site because it was one of the places important to the Brown decision.

Also in the lobby showcases of the library is a photo exhibit about historic Nicodemus, KS.

A reception for the displays and discussion of the topic "Were all African Americans in Topeka, Kansas, in agreement with desegregation of their schools" took place on Tuesday, Feb. 29, in the reference department of Forsyth Library.

The evening's activities also served as a time to honor former FHSU Multicultural Affairs Counselor Veronica Burroughs, who worked diligently to obtain the Brown exhibit.

The exhibit will be displayed at Forsyth Library until Friday, March 3. For further information contact Forsyth Library at (785) 628-4431 or JohnElla Holmes at (785) 628-4906.


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