Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article discusses how congressman Brooks Hays said that Christians had “grown soft” during this time. He claimed that he was not an advocate for mass integration, but that he was against discrimination. He expressed that Christians…

At a Future Teachers of America Club meeting in March of 1956, the members discussed how integration would affect teachers. Mrs. Zada D. Carver, senior counselor and sponsor of the FTA Club at John Marshall High School, and Dr. Spencer D. Albright,…

This article addresses the University of Richmond's investments in South Africa during apartheid. It explains how different governments are divesting in South African companies following the Sullivan Principles, a set of guidelines a company must…

This document is a letter from George M. Modlin, the President at the University of Richmond, to Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, that was sent on September 24, 1951. This letter was sent in response to…

This document is a letter from Raymond B. Pinchbeck, a Dean at the University of Richmond, to Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, that was sent on September 7, 1951. This letter was sent in response to…

This letter was sent on August 24, 1951, by Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, to Raymond B. Pinchbeck, a Dean at the University of Richmond. In this letter, Weaver wrote "the Virginia Teachers…

This document is a letter from John E. Leard, the City Editor for The Richmond News Leader, to President George M. Modlin. On April 23, 1954, Leard wrote to Modlin to ask about the university’s plans for "expansion of their facilities in the event…

Librarian C.L. Wallis wrote this report to convey some areas of improvement for the Richmond Public Library system. He began by giving a brief history of the library in America and then shared how Richmond was behind the average per capita income.…

On September 10, 1963, Executive Director of the University of Richmond Young Democratic Club, Dabney Lee, wrote the Mayor of Farmville, Virginia, William Watkins, on behalf of a black minister, Rev. L. F. Griffin, in Farmville. Lee began the letter…

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…
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