Lasting Impact

"[Education] is the very foundation of good citizenship. Today it is a principal instrument in
awakening the child to cultural values, in preparing him for later professional training, and in helping him to adjust normally to his environment. In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. Such an opportunity, where the state has undertaken to provide it, is a right which must be
made available to all on equal terms.”

Mr. Chief Justice Warren, Brown v. Board of Education 347 U.S. 483,
Argued December 9, 1952. Decided May 17, 1954


Image of Sumner High School Biology class, Kansas City, Kansas, 1930s. Courtesy of Kansas Collection, Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

The Library Gallery is the major exhibition space of the University of Kansas Libraries. The gallery features six floor and wall cases and 2 multimedia displays. Revolving exhibits highlight library collections and campus scholarship through the exploration of different themes.