Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Student View: Student Hails End of Era At University"

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Letter to the Editor "Student View: Student Hails End of Era At University"

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This letter to the editor, written by University of Richmond student Peter R. Neal, was published in The Collegian on November 21, 1958. Neal wrote that on November 7, two weeks earlier, a black basketball player was permitted in the dining hall, the first time a non-white student was allowed to eat in the building. It was an indication, as Neal intimated, that the university was distancing itself from a policy that barred white students from "fraternizing" with black people. This has been a different case with a student from Virginia Union was barred from eating at the Westhampton College dining hall the year before. Neal noted that Wake Forest students had called for integration, adn students at the University of Richmond should follow. Neal wrote that the university -- as a supposedly Christian institution -- should go further and integrate, and that the student body should lead a movement to ensure such integration. Neal said that in spite of any financial implications, "In the long run our school will be better off, I'm sure."

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Neal, Peter R. "Student View: Student Hails End of Era At University." The Richmond Collegian XLVI, no. 10, (November 21, 1958): 2. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19581121.2.12&srpos=2&e=--1940---1969--en-20--1--txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1958-11-21

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Neal, Peter R. , “Letter to the Editor "Student View: Student Hails End of Era At University",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 20, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/374.