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Historic Places in Kansas
Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Kansas1515 SE Monroe Street
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 354-4273
Description: The story of Brown v. Board of Education, which ended legal segregation in public schools, is one of hope and courage. When the people agreed to be plaintiffs in the case, they never knew they would change history. The people who make up this story were ordinary people. They were teachers, secretaries, welders, ministers and students who simply wanted to be treated equally.
Fort Larned National Historic Site, Kansas1767 KS Hwy 156
Larned, KS 67550
Phone: (620) 285-6911
Description: Discover a complete and authentic army post from the 1860s -1870s! This well-preserved fort on the Santa Fe Trail shares a tumultuous history of the Indian Wars era. The sandstone constructed buildings sheltered troops who were known as the Guardians of the Santa Fe Trail.
Fort Scott National Historic Site, KansasThe entrance to the site is one block west of the intersection of Highway 69 and Highway 54 east.
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Phone: (620) 223-0310
Description: Promises made and broken! A town attacked at dawn! Thousands made homeless by war! Soldiers fighting settlers! Each of these stories is a link in the chain of events that encircled Fort Scott from 1842-1873.
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Kansas and Missouri200 West 9th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone: (785) 856-5300
Description: This family-friendly, travel podcast series was created by An Sasala, a Hall Center for the Humanities Fellow, working with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. Listen for places to take your children to explore the history of the shaping of the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War, and the enduring struggle for freedom. Find More than a Yellow Brick Road on SoundCloud.
Nicodemus National Historic Site, Kansas304 Washington Ave.
Nicodemus, KS 67625
Phone: (785) 839-4233
Description: Formerly enslaved African Americans left Kentucky in organized colonies at the end of the of post-Civil War Reconstruction period to experience freedom in the "promised land" of Kansas. Nicodemus represents the involvement of African Americans in the westward expansion and settlement of the Great Plains. It is the oldest and only remaining Black settlement west of the Mississippi River.
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