30th anniversary of Sterling Hall bombing

photo of East Wing of Sterling Hall, showing lighter-colored brick used to repair the building after the bombing
Scars from the bombing can still be seen in the newer brick used to repair the side of Sterling Hall. The area in front of the concrete wall (shown by arrow) was once Lathrop Drive. It is now a raised walkway. The loading area was next to this side of the building. The old part of Sterling Hall is at the left of the photo.

MIDDLETON — Thursday, August 24, 2000 marks the 30th anniversary of the bombing of Sterling Hall at the University of Wisconsin campus in Madison.

People who want to know more about this historical event can find information at www.leemark.com/the-bombing-of-sterling-hall/, sponsored by Leemark Communications.

The Web page features facts about the bombing, photos of where the van carrying explosives drove up to the building, and a photo showing the different
colored brick that today marks the effects of the blast. There is also a list of additional sources of information about the bombing and the unrest in Madison during the Vietnam War.

The Web page was produced by Leemark Communications owner Christopher Lee, who researched the bombing and produced a documentary about it as his master’s project for the graduate journalism program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The 27-minute video, called “The Bombing of Sterling Hall,” was broadcast statewide by Wisconsin Public Television on March 26, 1999.

Leemark Communications designs and hosts websites, produces videos and offers computer consulting.

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