While visiting the Kansas State Capital late last week, I drove past a sign directing me to the Brown v. Board of Education Historical Site. I had a few minutes to spare, so I took a detour and stopped by the Monroe Elementary School. For the past 20 years, the site has served as a National Historic Site to commemorate the unanimous US Supreme Court decision to end racial segregation in public schools in the mid-1950s.
I wish I’d had more time to tour the museum now housed inside the Monroe Elementary School. My favorite shot was this one posting the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution with the reflection of the “white” and “colored” segregation signs reflecting in the background. To me the crispness of the text is stronger than the hazy reflection of a time past. May our country continue to evolve as a nation and remain focused on the strength and wisdom of the US Constitution as we do.
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