Why Topeka?

Susan Snodgrass
St. Thomas Aquinas School
Wichita, Kansas

Andrea Siefkes
Prairie Hills Middle School
Buhler, Kansas

Brandi Morelli
Jardine Middle School
Topeka, Kansas

Kansas History

Middle School


The Supreme Court combined five cases under the heading of Brown Vs. Board of Education of Topeka because each sought the same legal remedy to end school segregation. The combined cases came from Delaware, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Students will examine a variety of primary sources and will address the question, "Why did the NAACP include the Topeka case in their attempt to desegregate schools?"