Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Petition "Board of Trustees on Student's Protest"

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Title

Petition "Board of Trustees on Student's Protest"

Description

In this document, found in the collection of F.W. Boatwrights correspondences, is a public apology given to the university community for the recent racist manner in which Mr. Russell Jones had been treated. When Mr. Jones had visited, on invitation, to give a lecture, he was denied entry into the dining hall on the basis of his race. The students, in a document published in the Collegian entitled "We the Students," protested against the act. This document was the Board of Trustees' apology, in which they acknowledged the hypocrisy an bigotry of the event, and explain that, through such actions, their claims for Christian acts of brotherhood are invalidated. They pledge to implore the rest of the administration to do away with the policy, and disclaim any further responsibility for racist actions that may result.

Source

"To the Board of Trustees and Administrative Officers of the University of Richmond." (1944). Boatwright Memorial Library, Presidential Correspondence of Frederic W. Boatwright, 1910-1946. http://dlxs.richmond.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?id=S-FWB-X-0005150%5DFWB6041.1944.033.001.JP2

Date

1944, Spring

Language

English

Type

Identifier

DSLX_Boatwright_1944

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

Text Item Type Metadata

Student Contributor

Files

Citation

“Petition "Board of Trustees on Student's Protest",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 17, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/484.