THIS mural explores themes of equality and justice through the eyes of young people in our community.

Located across the street from the Brown v. Board National Historic Site.

Kansas City Artist Michael Toombs directed the painting of the 130' x 30' wall along with a team of artists and members of the community.

Enjoy this time lapse created during the painting of the Brown v. Board Mural Project.

Listen to poet Annette Billings as she reads her poem that’s written along the lower section of the Brown v. Board Mural.


we are grateful for ANNETTE BILLINGS and her work as it helped to further define the theme of this project.

READ MORE: ARTIST MICHAEL TOOMBS

The Brown V. Board mural focuses on themes of diversity, equality, justice and inclusion, offering an opportunity to involve students and neighbors in the design and painting of the mural under the creative direction of Kansas City Artist Michael Toombs. 

We are grateful to our sponsors, board of directors and steering committee of community leaders who guided this project. For more information, please contact Sarah Fizell by email or phone at 785-380-7890.

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In memory of Brown V. Board Muralist Lois Ulrich. This project would not have been completed without your hard work, dedication and kindness. We are grateful to have known you.

ARTIST TEAM

C. Dylan Barker, Blake Benton, Hector A. Bernal, Jordan E. Brooks, Cathy Burchett, Robert Tapley Bustamante, Alessandra Chavez, Daisy Escamilla, Estefana Garcia, Xavier Gayden, Jason Hanna, Dar Hosseini, Bryan Kincade, Christina Klein-Tross, Felix Maull, B.J. McBride, Oshara Meesha, Sara Myer, Justin Newhouse, Andrea Nix, Asha Rae Slack, Timothy Steward, Michael Toombs, Chloe Thompson, Lois Visser-Ulrich, Eric Underwood, Andy Valdivia, Yesenia Villarreal, Jandy Wills, Woody Woodward, Diane Wurzer

STUDENT ARTISTS

Lillyan Adkins, Karlyn Bowman, Adyson Cashman, Lemi Del Real, Kate Eckert, Gavin Grady, Adriania Havens, Erica Knight, Camp LeDuc, Mackenzie Miles, Brianna Pledger, Skylar Pokphanh, Alexandria Poling, Jalec Rodriguez, Levi Shows, Alejandra Solis, Am'agyn Spencer, Hayley Woodyard


Thank you to the following funders for making this project possible.

FHLBank Topeka, Anonymous, MotoVike Films, Security Benefit, Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, jhP, The Burger Stand, Humanities Kansas, Topeka Community Fdn., Topeka Police Department, Kansas Gas Service, U.S. Bank, Martha Williams, Ann Leffler Palmer, Russ & Beth Anne Branden, Kathleen, David & Morgan Heit, City of Topeka, Senne Company, Visit Topeka, Inc., Gray & Company, AB Painting, Foley Equipment Rental, Margaret & Tim Carkhuff, In memory of Michael W. Saunders, Randy & Hannah Schumacher, Bill & Cynthia Naeger, Strathman Sales Co., Inc., Marydorsey Wanless, Mark & Sandy Ruelle, Jenny & Greg Lee, Henson, Hutton, Mudrick, Gragson & Vogelsberg, LLP, EMBD Council, Marge Murphy, Tevis Architects, Michelle Butler & Tyler Johnson, Mary Thomas, Barbara Barnard & Charles Waetzig, Anita & Larry Wolgast, National Park Service, Nancy & Jim Parrish, Parrish Hotel Corporation, GoModern, Joe Perry, Sarah Fizell