- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A bronze plaque tells the story of a small stone stable that is the oldest building on the University of Kansas campus and the fiery abolitionist who built it.

The Lawrence Journal-World (https://bit.ly/2gH6LGS ) reports that the building was constructed in 1862 on property owned by James Lane, a prominent abolitionist and one of Kansas’ first senators after statehood.

The building is now part of KU’s Max Kade Center for German-American Studies, which is located in the former Sudler House adjacent to the annex.

The plaque’s inscription includes this little-known quote by Lane. While rallying a group of Free-State men in 1857, he said, “Jayhawks remember, ‘Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord,’ but we are His agents!”

It was paid for with about $3,000 in donations but hasn’t yet been hung.

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Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, https://www.ljworld.com

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