Police with riot gear walk toward the Lawrence High School, a scene of frequent violence between white and black students during the spring of 1970.
To quell violent protest at Lawrence High School, the Lawrence Police Department used tear gas and mace during the spring of 1970.
During the spring of 1970, black students at Lawrence High School protested the lack of black cheerleaders and homecoming queens. They also demanded an expanded black studies curriculum and more black teachers.
Black youth gathering in Veterans Park during the spring of 1970.
Police stand watch outside the Lawrence High School during the spring of 1970.
Violence and protest was frequent at Lawrence High School during the spring of 1970.