Men and women honored ahead of 65th Brown v. Board decision

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Men and women who were some of the first to integrate into schools after the Brown v. Board decision were honored Thursday morning.

Gov. Laura Kelly shook hands and presented awards to those who experienced school integration in 1954 as we near the 65th anniversary of the decision. The men and women went to five different schools at the time.

The event organizer says Topeka is a big part of history and the landmark decision has done a lot for the country.

"We hope our community is extremely proud about showcasing Brown v. Board decision," Glenda Washington said. "This is one of the many jewels that we have in our community that we have the opportunity to fully embrace and share it again with the country."

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