The city is well known for the landmark United States Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson and declared segregation in public schools on account of race to be unconstitutional.
Three ships of the US Navy have been named USS Topeka in honor of the city.
The meaning of Topeka is unknown and unrecorded. It is believed to be from the languages of the Kansa and the Ioway.
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