A year of change
For the young and idealistic, 1970 shaped who they would become. For others, it didn’t change anything.
Union fire unsolved crime 40 years later
The Kansas University Student Union was set ablaze 40 years ago. To this day the crime is unsolved. The crime was part of a violent and destructive year in Lawrence.
For the past few weeks, we asked our readers to share their thoughts on the events of 1970. Cammie Braden had so many, we thought she deserved her own story.
Some were children. Others were students. And, one was a Vietnam veteran and another one wasn’t even born at the time. But all shared there stories with the Lawrence Journal-World about what they remember about 1970.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigations released a report in August of 1970 documenting the violence in Lawrence from earlier that year, including the firebombing of the Kansas Union and the death of a KU student that summer. The Lawrence Journal-World published the entire report when it was made available.
Download PDF / 4.3 MB