Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article recounted a racially mixed meeting planned by the Richmond Human Relations Commissions between University of Richmond and Virginia Union University students to discus racial awareness, prejudice, and discrimination. This session began…

This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to Allix James, President of the Virginia Union University, a historically black university in Richmond, Virginia. The letter asks if there are any Virginia Union Students…

This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to University President George M. Modlin. The letter outlines the various administrative efforts employed by the University to comply with Department of Health, Education and…

This memo recaps a meeting which Austin E. Grigg and Dean Gehring attended to discuss potential cooperative programs between University of Richmond, Randolph Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Virginia Union University. Deans…

This is an August 2, 1968 memorandum from Austin E. Grigg, Dean of Richmond College. The memo is addressed to President George Modlin and CC’s Provost Smart. Grigg writes this memo after the joint meeting at University Center designed to facilitate…

This September 6, 1968, letter is from Dean of Richmond College Austin E. Grigg. It is addressed to Dr. Franklin J. Gayles of Virginia Union University and BC's President George Modlin. The letter is in regards to a conversation between Dr. Gayles…

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 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 from the Richmond News Leader focuses on the development of racial integration in Virginia colleges, and its acceptance in campus life. Although integration is occurring, the percentage of black students on formerly all-white campuses is…

Education writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Robert Holland, wrote this article to cover a local interracial seminar for public schools, sponsored by the University of Richmond, held at University College, in 1967. Community leaders voiced their…
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