Visiting Topeka with First Lady Michelle Obama
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First Lady Michelle Obama is in Topeka, Kansas today to talk education ahead of the 60th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education.
Topeka is home to the historic case in which the Supreme Court's decision outlawed racial segregation in our nation's schools -- declaring education "must be made available to all on equal terms."
Tonight, the First Lady will celebrate the achievements of seniors from Topeka high schools at "Senior Recognition Day," and they'll be live streamed at 7 p.m. ET.
Earlier in the afternoon, the First Lady will also meet with high school students participating in Wichita State's GEAR UP -- a Department of Education-funded program to help prepare more low-income students for higher education. The roundtable is part of her push to support Reach Higher, the First Lady's initiative to encourage young americans to complete education past high school.
- Read the Presidential proclamation marking the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
- Find out more about First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative.
First Lady Michelle Obama meets with high school students at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kan., May 16, 2014. The students are participating in the Wichita State University GEAR UP program as part of the Reach Higher initiative. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)