School Segregation Then and Now: Has Much Changed?
Topeka, Kansas, Public Schools
In 1951, Oliver Brown filed a lawsuit against Topeka, Kansas, school board for denying his child access to a white school. It became the class-action suit that led to the desegregation of schools around the country. Today, Topeka, Kansas, public schools are 19 percent African-American and 41 percent white. (Photo: National Park Service)