TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Topeka branch of the NAACP is planning a Statehouse news conference Thursday to reaffirm its support for a foundation that tells the story of the Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation case.
The National Park Service has given the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research until Dec. 1 to leave the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
The foundation is led by Cheryl Brown Henderson, a daughter of the named plaintiff in the landmark case. She led the National Park site briefly last year before returning to the foundation job.
A federal investigation showed the park job posed a conflict of interest because Brown Henderson failed to limit her foundation involvement.
Federal officials are now reviewing the results of an audit into the foundation’s finances.