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Play about Brown v. Board to be performed in KCK

Published on -5/8/2013, 6:59 AM

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A play that tells the real stories of people involved in the litigation that toppled segregated education is being performed this week in Kansas City, Kan.

The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka says it has worked with the Kansas City Kansas Community College to put on a performance of playwright Marcia Cebulska' "Now Let Me Fly." Because the National Park Service is helping to offset the cost, tickets are free to Thursday and Friday performances at the campus theater.

It's being performed by the theater production company "Say I Am Productions."

The play was commissioned for the 50th anniversary of the May 17, 1954, U.S. Supreme Court ruling through a contribution from Washburn University. It's based on oral histories and personal interviews.

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