Rift between owner, advocates endangers Sumner school
October 8, 2017
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The historic Sumner Elementary School in Topeka continues to deteriorate amid a dispute between its out-of-state owners and local advocates, who say they have heard nothing for two years from the owners of the school that was part of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.
The school building is on the national historic register for its part in the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case, which ended legal segregation in the nation's schools. It was purchased in 2009 by Bishop W.R. Portee of the Southside Christia...