Angered by the firing of Gary Jackson, a graduate student who was an assistant to the Dean of Men at KU, the Black Student Union urged students to go on strike. Jackson had purchased ammunition in Topeka in the day following Rick "Tiger" Dowdell's death.
In the wake of the firing of Gary Jackson, an assistant to the dean of men, the Black Student Union urged students go on strike in early December of 1970.
A woman spray paints the word strike on a bus during black student protests in December 1970.
Black students protest in December of 1970.
Protesters speak out against the death of Rick "Tiger" Dowdell at KU. Dowdell was killed by police on July 16, 1970.
In December 1970, the Black Student Union encouraged students to strike.
KU black students continued to protest the death of Rick "Tiger" Dowdell, a 19-year-old black man who was sot by police, in December 1970.
In December 1970, KU black students continue to protest the death of Rick "Tiger" Dowdell, who was shot by a Lawrence police officer.
Students gather on the steps of the Watson Library, where the day before Harry Kirke Snyder, a 21-year-old KU student, was shot in the neck. Snyder had confronted a black man for writing the word "strike" on the library's front stairwell. The Dec. 7, 1970 incident was the only time a KU student was shot on campus.
On December 11, 1970, a time bomb exploded in the computer center at Summerfield Hall. The explosion injured three people.