Archive for Sunday, September 5, 2010

40 years ago: Racial tension lingers at LHS

September 5, 2010

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A draft of a letter that was never mailed was stolen from an office at Kansas University, leading to dissension about a class requirement at KU. The letter had threatened to disenroll sophomores who had not enrolled in Western Civilization. The version of the letter which had actually been mailed simply suggested that students who had failed to comply with the requirement enroll in the class.

The recent racial tension at Lawrence High School lingered in the form of some fights that broke out in the LHS parking lot following the “Lion’s Leap” dance at the school. Meanwhile, 140 parents, students, and LHS personnel gathered at the school’s auditorium to discuss rules and regulation. The students at the meeting were present as a result of having missed school for having been involved in the racial disturbances earlier in the week.

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