'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.

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Source: theguardian