Buchanan Elementary School

Brown Sites in Topeka

At 12th and Buchanan is the old Buchanan Elementary School building. This was the segregated school Mrs. Lucinda Todd taught in and her daughter Nancy later attended during the court proceedings in Brown. Mrs. Todd as part of the NAACP plan attempted to enroll her daughter in Randolph Elementary School, which was then a segregated school for white children.

The children of the following plaintiffs also attended school at Buchanan:

Marguerite Emmerson
Darlene Brown
Alma Lewis
Shirley Hodison
Maude Lawton
Lena Carper

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