Newspaper article describing the police investigation into the fire that destroyed The Black Market. Arson was quickly determined as the cause of the fire, with several members of the Ku Klux Klan arested in the aftermath.
Newspaper article discussing both the faculty plea for funds to rebuild The Black Market, and the ongoing police investigation into the firebombing of The Black Market, which occurred on December 26, 1968.
Newspaper article describing a January 10, 1969 rally outside of the bombed-out remains of The Black Market. The arson exacerbated racial tensions on the IU campus, as black students became increasingly vocal about discrimination.