Organizations celebrated a milestone in civil rights on the Evergy Plaza

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Brown vs. Board Sumner Legacy Trust and Brown vs. Board National Park Service hosted a 67th anniversary event.

It has been almost 70 years since the decision was made to end segregation in schools.

The event took place at Evergy Plaza on Saturday afternoon and included a documentary, dance performance, and poetry.

Some students who went to school in Topeka reflected the memories they had during that time.

“At home we played together and it wasn’t a problem, just that we went to different schools and all the black and white children played together and there was nothing wrong with that. We just didn’t go to that school, “said Martha Amado.

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