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Program Name: Girls Get Rights: A Guided Tour of Brown v. Board of Education

Who: Brownie, Cadette, Senior and Ambassador

When: You Schedule It!

Where: Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka KS, 66612

What: Walk in the footsteps of girls like Ruby Bridges, Linda Brown, Katherine Carper, and Barbara Rose Johns, who at the ages of 6, 9, 10 and 16 took bold strides in the fight for educational equality. Visit our multimedia civil rights museum and then participate in some girl talk on how to make the world a better place! Brownies can earn Step 4 of their Citizen: Celebrating Community badge, Cadettes can earn Step 3 of their Citizen: Finding Common Ground badge, and Ambassadors can earn Step 1 of their Citizen: Public Policy badge.

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A

Registration + Questions:  Contact Joan Wilson or Stephanie Kyriazis at 785-354-4273 or by email at joan_wilson@nps.gov or stephanie_kyriazis@nps.gov.

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Program Name: Educational Equality: Now and Then, Here and There – A World of Girls Journey

Who: Brownies

When: You Schedule It!

Where: Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612

What: The World of Girls Journey is all about girls’ stories of inspiration from around the planet.  During this program, hear stories about girls from the past and the present, from near and far, fighting for equal education, so they can make the world a better place.  Brownies will learn that the Civil Rights movement is filled with brave girls like themselves.  They’ll find clues in stories from the past and present, and role play their favorite characters from history.  Through this program, girls will earn their “Hear a Story” award, and begin to work towards their “Change a Story” award.  (This program takes the place of Session 2 and part of Session 3 in the How To guide for this journey.  If you would like supporting materials sent to your troop before you visit the site for your program, be sure to contact us at least two weeks ahead of time.)

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A

Registration + Questions:  Contact Joan Wilson or Stephanie Kyriazis at 785-354-4273 or by email at joan_wilson@nps.gov or stephanie_kyriazis@nps.gov.

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Program Name: Monroe School Sock Hop for Equality

Who: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors

When: The evening of May 10, 2014 – call for more details

Where: Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, 1515 SE Monroe Street, Topeka, KS 66612

What: Get transported back to the 1950s and 1960s, the birth of Rock n’ Roll.  Learn how music helped break down racial barriers in the era of the Brown v. Board decision and the early years of the Civil Rights movement.  Professional dancers will teach you the popular “moves” from the era, so put on your poodle skirts and saddle shoes and get ready to dance!  Brownies and Juniors will complete at least one step in their Performance badge.

Cost Per Girl: N/A

Cost Per Adult: N/A

Registration + Questions: 
Contact Joan Wilson or Stephanie Kyriazis at 785-354-4273 or by email at joan_wilson@nps.gov or stephanie_kyriazis@nps.gov.