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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.

In the months before the Kansas Union fire, tensions rose at Kansas University between black students, anti-war activists and the administration.


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