In 1857, abolitionist John Brown began making plans and gathering support for a planned attck at HarperÕs Ferry.John Steuart CurryÕs ÒTragic Prelude,Ó 1938-1940Ó
Abolitionist John Brown has been famously depicted in a mural done by Kansas artist John Steuart Curry in the State Capitol building in Topeka, completed in 1940. The mural portrays Brown almost as an Old Testament prophet, a Bible in one hand, a rifle in the other.
Amazon Army was a group of several thousand wives, sweethearts, and female relatives of striking miners who marched in December 1921 across the coalfields of southeast Kansas in courageous protest against unfair labor laws and practices. 1921. Crawford County.
Gilbert Baker, a native of Wichita, Ks., who designed the most internationally known symbol for the gay culture, the rainbow coloured flag, 25-years ago, heads the Stockholm Pride Parade carrying a 250-meter long flag in Stockholm, Sweden. The Stockholm Pride Parade is the highlight of the one week long yearly Stockholm Pride Festival. (AP Photo /Pressens Bild/Fredrik Persson)
A tintype showing members of the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry, Company E. Soldiers in the tintype are: (standing) Elisha D. Rose, James Hunter, Volney Brown, Henry Davidson, (kneeling) Lewis V. Bryan, Richard Russell, William Wendall, and Cyrus Grant. Date: 1862
The Monroe Elementary School is a national historic site that was the segregated school attended by Linda Brown, the daughter of the lead plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education. The school will open to the public as a park in 2003.
ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND DEC. 25-26--FILE--This 1949 class photo of Linda Brown Buckner's kindergarten class at Monroe School in Topeka, Kan., shows Buckner fourth from the right in the back row. Linda Brown Buckner had to walk 24 blocks to attend kindergarten at Monroe School in 1949 in Topeka, Kan., although Sumner School was just three blocks from her home. But Monroe was for blacks and Sumner for whites until the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954 banned segregated schools in the Brown vs. Board of Education ofTopeka decision. ((AP Photo/Topeka Capital-Journal/File)
Linda Brown Smith, 9, is shown in this 1952 photo. Smith was a 3rd grader when her father started a class-action suit in 1951 of the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kan., which led to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 landmark decision against school segregation. (AP Photo)