This mural will be painted across the street from the Brown v. Board National Historic Site. The mural will explore themes of equality and justice through the eyes of young people in our community. Artist Michael Toombs will direct the painting of the 130' x 30' wall along with a team of artists and hundreds of members of the community. We believe that there could not be a better time to push forward the central tenets of the Brown case – bringing this important part of American history to life anew.
We will be hiring a team of artists who will be paid to assist with the completion of this project. If you're interested in participating as a paid artist, please fill out this application.
We want everyone in Topeka to be able to participate in this project. If you want to stay informed and get involved please fill out this form and we'll be in touch! Thank you for your interest in this project!
Painted on private property, we will be raising money to support this project during the remainder of 2017 and into 2018. We anticipate needing to raise more than $50,000 to complete this project. The mural will be painted in spring/summer of 2018. The wall is approximately 30’ H x 130’ W and made of cinder block masonry.
This mural will focus on themes of diversity, equality, justice and inclusion, offering an opportunity to involve students and neighbors in the design and painting of the mural. Kansas City artist Michael Toombs has been identified as our artist of choice.
We have assembled a steering committee of community leaders to guide the project and are excited for the opportunity to gather input, stories, images and other inspiration for this work of art from all corners of our community.
We are currently soliciting funding, images and inspiration for this project. For more information, please contact Sarah Fizell at by email or telephone at 785-380-7890.