South Dakota Comes to You at Brown v. Board Event

Thu | Jan 2 | 7:00pm | Marvin Auditorium 101A

From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share. A Brown v. Board ranger shares scenes and stories from Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

More than 400 parks exist in the National Parks system and many of them a distance from Topeka. That’s why Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site rangers bring them to you in this Ranger’s Guide to History program series. They visually take you all over the country each month at the library.

Mount Rushmore is about 10 hours to the north of Topeka and makes for a fun vacation destination, said David Smith, Brown v. Board park superintendent. Settled in South Dakota’s Black Hills, Mount Rushmore enjoys annual visitation numbers of three to four million people. A patriotic park, with a moving story, veterans and returning soldiers go there to connect with the story. Mount Rushmore, with its stone-carved portraits of Theodore Roosevelt, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson, is an important american icon.

Also come learn about Acadia National Park in Maine and why its views of the Atlantic Ocean are so remarkable.


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