On May 17, Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park will host a free outdoor concert to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the Supreme Court case that outlawed segregation in public education. This free educational event will be held at the entrance to Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Registration is not required; however, the parking lot has limited parking with a maximum occupancy of 200 cars. Additional parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood.
The concert will feature singer-songwriter Kate Campbell. Kate is originally from the Mississippi Delta and the daughter of a Baptist preacher. Her formative years were spent in the very core of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s and the experiences of those years have shaped her heart and character as well as her songwriting. Local Topeka talent, such as DoubleStuf Quartet, Joseph Wakefield, and Kori Goudeau will also be performing at the event.
Monroe Street will be blocked off from 15th to 17th Street and food trucks will be available for the festive event. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the auditorium at Brown v. Board of Education National Historical Park.