Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this letter president Modlin addresses Dr. Eloise Severinson of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) Office of Civil Rights about the university’s efforts to recruit black students after receiving recommendations from her in…

This October 6, 1969, letter is from Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director for Region III the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). The letter is addressed to University President Dr. George M. Modlin and is in…

University of Richmond dean, Austin E. Grigg, wrote this letter to the principal of Carver High School, Mr. William A. Brown, to inform him that the University of Richmond now offers financial aid under all Federal Funding programs. In the letter,…

This undated administrative report titled “Information for HEW Letter” included a series of numbered paragraphs regarding the recruitment of black students at the University. Though it is uncertain who wrote the report, Dean Grigg and the Senior…

This article talks about how the President of Virginia Union University (VUU), Thomas H. Henderson, was on board with the idea of having a faculty exchange with the University of Richmond. President of the University of Richmond, George Modlin, had…

This article talks about pressure from the federal government to integrate the University of Richmond by getting more black students, faculty, and staff.The university spokesman said that the President, Dean of Education, and the Provost were not…

This article discusses the imbalanced in black men to black women at the University of Richmond. Black students made up only 1% of the school's population, with only six black women enrolled at the time. This imbalance led to black students to seek…

This article discussed how the University of Richmond has participated in programs aimed at recruiting black students. These programs included the “National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students Special College Day College Program,” and…

University of Richmond alum Edward Pruden Jr. speaks out against racial insults to the Armstrong-Kennedy High School drill team that performed at the halftime of the UR-VCU basketball game. According to Pruden, UR students yelled racial insults,…

Thomas N. Pollard Jr., Director of Admissions of Richmond College reported that “definite but slow” progress was being made in the recruitment of black students to the University of Richmond. He commented that a small amount of the current black…
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