Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site is at 1515 S.E. Monroe St. The site commemorates the May 17, 1954, Supreme Court ruling that stated “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” forcing desegregation of public schools in 21 states. The site consists of the Monroe Elementary School, one of the four segregated elementary schools for African-American children in Topeka, and its grounds. A visitor center contains interpretive exhibits.