Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this letter, Virginia Governor Linwood Holton replies to University of Richmond President George Modlin in regards to Modlin's October 8 letter to the Governor (available here). Modlin had requested Holton's assistance in dealing with the…

In this letter, University of Richmond President George Modlin wrote to Virginia Governor Lindwood Holton on October 8, 1970. Modlin wrote as a follow up to a telephone conversation the two had had earlier in the week in regards to the relationship…

Isabelle Sevilla Thomas, pictured in the top left photograph, was one of the first black women to attend the University of Richmond's main campus after integration came into effect. She was from Richmond, Virginia and graduated with a B.A. in Russian…

Madieth P. Malone—pictured in the second row, third column—was a black student from Richmond, Virginia that graduated with a B.A. in speech and dramatic arts. She was the historian for Alpha Psi Omega; recording secretary and historian for the…

Josephine Ethel Otey—pictured in the fourth column, second row—was a sophomore in The Web 1962 and one of the first black women to attend the main campus after the University of Richmond began integrating courses at University College in the…

This photograph of the Westhampton College Glee Club features Isabelle Thomas and Madieth Malone, two of the first black women to attend the main campus after the University of Richmond began integrating courses at University College in the spring…
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