Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This essay was written by University of Richmond student, Richard Cook, who chastises the university for its continuation of its segregation policy. Cook's main argument is that while the university prides itself on being an advanced forward-looking…

In a report from 1954 evaluating the need for the University of Richmond to integrate, the committee charged to study segregation in the graduate and professional schools concluded that there was no need to racially integrate at the time of the…

This document is a collection of correspondence between President George M. Modlin and Minister Milton A. Reid of the First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia. Reid applied to the T.C Williams Schools of Law in 1960, despite the segregation…

This column published in the Richmond Alumni Bulletin describes the opinion of University of Richmond alumni, Dr. George W. Sadler, class of 1910. Sadler was the board secretary for Africa, Europe, and the Near East. According to Sadler, there was…

This column published in the Richmond Alumni Bulletin features Richmond alumni Dr. Cheng-Yeng Hsu, class of 1922. After graduating from the University of Richmond, Dr. Hsu continued his education at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and…

This Collegian article discussed President Heilman's speech at the Virginia Baptist General Association. The speech was in response to the association's decision to permit churches to stop the funding of University of Richmond due to its recent…

The student life section of the 1974 president's report discusses the increased involvement of students in "the life and governance of the institution." Due to the increased interest of students in the social rules, there was an amendment to the…

The article in The Collegian called “B.S.U. Adopts Resolution on Racial Issue,” published May 16th, 1958 discusses the Virginia Student Baptist Union (BSU) at their spring retreat held April 18-20, 1958, at which they adopted a resolution…

This letter was written by Richmond College alum, Mr. Lewis Latane, to President George Modlin on April 09, 1964, to inquire about the University and its integration policies. He began the letter by expressing his approval of the University College…

Minister of Franklin Baptist Church, Ira D. Hudgins, wrote this letter to President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin, on February 20, 1967, to follow-up on the possibility of enrolling a Chinese student at Westhampton College. Minister…
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