05-17-04 - (Topeka, Kansas-AP) -- The Kansas school that was at the center of the fight against segregation is now a historical museum. Thousands of people from across the country, including President
Bush and Senator John Kerry, gathered in Topeka to mark today's
anniversary -- which included the transformation of Monroe
Elementary School into a national historic site.
What was once the school auditorium is filled with photos of
civil rights leaders, including Thurgood Marshall and Frederick
Douglass. Nearby is the so-called "Tunnel of Courage," which
shows footage of the hostile crowd 50 years ago as black students
started going to school with whites.
The museum cost more than eleven (m) million dollars to
A 16-year-old high school student who attended today's ceremony
says there are museums for everything else, "now we can have
something about us."
Posted: 05/08/13 - The Sherman Public Library is very excited about our upcoming Summer Reading Club for children and teens. Children ages birth-11 can Dig into Reading and join the Youth Summer Reading Club. The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Club this year is Beneath the Surface and it is open to teens ages 12-18. Read More
Posted: 05/07/13 - DURANT, Okla. – Regent Terry Matlock will deliver remarks at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Spring Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at Paul Laird Field. The ceremony (for all schools) will begin at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center. Read More