Monroe School Neighborhood

Monroe School Neighborhood (HM1JH6)

Location: Topeka, KS 66612 Shawnee County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 2.257', W 95° 40.58'

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Many African Americans living in the Monroe School neighborhood took a deep interest in their community and the betterment of their race. They helped found the local branch of the NAACP and joined in legal battles to do away with discrimination. Other joined clubs and organizations that supported a wide range of causes, from presenting the works of Shakespeare to joining in the fight to pass anti-lynching laws. The Monroe Mother's League and school chapter of the Colored Parent Teacher Association were particularly active, keeping a watchful eye on the school and continually demanding that the School Board make improvements.
Some Notable Neighbors
Mamie Williams
1503 Quincy Street

A Topeka educator for 42 years, Mamie inspired generations of the city's children. Today, Williams Science and Fine Art[s] Magnet School, just down Monroe Street, is named in her honor.
McKinley Burnett
1527 Monroe Street and
1522 Quincy Street

An energetic community activist, McKinley served as president of the local chapter of the NAACP at the time of Brown v. Board of Education.
I say, 'thank God for the Supreme Court.'

- McKinley Burnett, 1954
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HM NumberHM1JH6
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 268356 N 4324359
Decimal Degrees39.03761667, -95.67633333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 2.257', W 95° 40.58'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 2' 15.42" N, 95° 40' 34.8" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1575-1699 SE Monroe St, Topeka KS 66612, US
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