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McKinley Burnett

(1867-1968)

  • President of Topeka NAACP who led challenge against racial segregation in Kansas schools in 1950
  • Kansas case became one of five in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka

Find more information about McKinley Burnett and his role with the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka case on Kansas Memory.

Photo courtesy Topeka Public Schools USD 501

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