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The spring of 1970

The mood was tense in Lawrence prior to the Kansas Union fire. Afterward, parts of the city turned into a battle zone as snipers took the street and the National Guard arrived in town.

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In the months before the Kansas Union fire, tensions rose at Kansas University between black ...

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The burning of the Kansas Union wasn't the first incident of social unrest in 1970. ...

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In late February, members of the Black Student Union threw copies of The Kansan into ...

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KU students protested the Chicago Seven trial in 1970. Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman and seven ...

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On April 20, 1970, the Kansas Union was set on fire. The blaze, which was ...

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Fireman douse water on the Kansas Union fire as a blaze takes over the top ...

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The Kansas Union fire, which destroyed the top two floors of the six-story building, tested ...

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Crews battle the April 20, 1970 Kansas Union fire.

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Fireman douse water on the Kansas Union fire as a blaze takes over the top ...

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From moving furniture and art out of the building to pulling hoses off fire trucks, ...

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The roof over the Kansas Union ballroom collapsed after the April 20, 1970 fire. The ...

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The National Guard arrived in Lawrence to help control the unrest that followed the Kansas ...

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For three nights following the Kansas Union burning, Lawrence was placed under a curfew. Sixty-five ...

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Three days of curfews followed the Kansas Union fire in April 1970. Those who violated ...

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