Effort would widen sites honoring historic ruling

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill introduced in Congress would create additional historic sites to honor the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that banned racial segregation in schools.

The National Park Service maintains just one historic site linked to the 1954 ruling, in Topeka. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, a South Carolina Democrat, on Thursday announced their effort seeking historic site designations in four other places linked to the case.

While the Brown case was out of Topeka, it was actually combined with four similar cases for the Supreme Court, cases out of South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C.