Incident Summary:

03/29/2019: Assailants set fire to Highlander Research and Education Center, a social justice center, in New Market, Tennessee, United States. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Authorities discovered anti-Semitic and white supremacist graffiti at the scene.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


New Market

Location Details:
The incident occurred along Highlander Way.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Highlander Research and Education Center
Specific Description Center
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
White supremacists/nationalists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Did hate motivate 'suspicious' fires at black churches in Louisiana?,", April 10, 2019.
"Burning of three African-American churches in US's Louisiana likely underlines continuing right-wing extremist threat," IHS Global Insight, April 10, 2019.
"Louisiana: advocates concerned after three black churches burned in a week; NAACP president called fires 'domestic terrorism' as civil rights advocates believe black congregations are being targeted," The Guardian (London), April 9, 2019.