'Devastating' fire destroys Tennessee civil rights center's main building
- Highlander Research and Education Center hit by blaze
- Historic documents, artifacts and memorabilia destroyed
A fire destroyed the main office building at Tennessee’s Highlander Research and Education Center, a historic leadership school for civil rights and social justice – destroying decades of archives and artifacts.
The “devastating” fire engulfed the building before 6am on Friday, the center said in a statement. No one was injured.