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Experience the pivotal moments that shaped our history through our upcoming events and exhibits.

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Upcoming Events

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books

Picture the Dream: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through Children’s Books

May 03, 2024 - August 11, 2024

The Kansas Children’s Discovery Center celebrates the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education with "Picture the Dream," an exhibit explorin...

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I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America

I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America

May 16, 2024 - July 01, 2024

I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America presents Brian Lanker's compelling black and white portraits of influential 20th-cent...

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Brown v. Board Homecoming Celebration

Brown v. Board Homecoming Celebration

May 18, 2024

The Brown v. Board 70th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration commemorates the landmark decision outlawing segregated schools and honors its legacy th...

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Big Idea - The Power of Photography in the Civil Rights Era

Big Idea - The Power of Photography in the Civil Rights Era

May 10, 2024

Photographer Ann Dean & Dr. Valerie Mendoza delve into the impact of photography on the civil rights movement in the aftermath of the Supreme Court...

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Our Stories: Topeka's Black Communities

Our Stories: Topeka's Black Communities

May 10, 2024

Historians and scholars will be part of a moderated panel discussion on Topeka's historically Black community neighborhoods, their unique identitie...

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Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch

May 11, 2024

Celebrate Mother's Day with a delightful in-person brunch where we'll treat all the amazing moms to delicious food and great entertainment.

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2024 Academy of African Business and Development Conference

2024 Academy of African Business and Development Conference

May 14, 2024 - May 18, 2024

The 24th Annual Conference of the Academy of African Business and Development (AABD) will be hosted at Washburn University in Topeka, KS, from May ...

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Opening Reception for "CRAVING LIGHT: The Museum of Love & Reckoning"

Opening Reception for "CRAVING LIGHT: The Museum of Love & Reckoning"

May 16, 2024

Join ArtsConnect in celebrating a new body of work by world-renowned citizen artist vanessa german in commemoration of Brown v Board at 70.

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Premiere Performance of "THE WAY OF LIGHT" Spoken Word Operetta

Premiere Performance of "THE WAY OF LIGHT" Spoken Word Operetta

May 24, 2024

Join ArtsConnect at the world premiere of a spoken word operetta written by vanessa german in commemoration of Brown v Board at 70.

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"Now Let Me Fly" Presented by the 70th Anniversary Brown Coalition

"Now Let Me Fly" Presented by the 70th Anniversary Brown Coalition

May 17, 2024

Join us at Washburn University's White Concert Hall for "Now Let Me Fly," a free theatrical event commemorating the 70th anniversary of Brown v. Bo...

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