Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1958 article in the Alumni Bulletin discusses the appointment of David J. Mays, President of the Richmond Law School Association, and William T. Muse, the Dean of the University of Richmond Law School and president of the Virginia State Bar…

This article examines the link between church and state, specifically related to the America Civil War. The article credits the participation of the South in the Civil War to strong Protestant views, pointing to the high number of Southern religious…

This article features an announcement put out by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), which was an organization that “encouraged an interracial dialogue and south to alleviate the worst injustices” (Smith, p.14). In addition, “black…

A Collegian article recounting the controversy surrounding the play of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue…

This article relates the death of Douglas Southall Freeman, on June 13, 1953. Freeman had just finished writing Chapter 16 in Volume 6 of his biography on George Washington. The last words Freeman wrote were, "He was 61, and he complained mildly of…

A Collegian article describing a chapel program given by Dr. Guines, an administrative assistant to the Superintendent of the Richmond city school system. This program occurred on a Tuesday and discussed the "Black Revolution in America: Perspectives…

The author of this Collegian article recounts an interview with University of Richmond President Dr. George M. Modlin about a 1966 questionnaire on Virginia college integration that the he declined to answer because he thought it contained vague…

This is a letter to the editor from a Richmond College Freshman, William Norris. In this letter, Norris expressed his opinions on the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) suggestion that universities lower their academic standards…

This article features a report on John Wicker, Jr., who was a student at Richmond Law School in 1916. The article discusses his first jury address as a new attorney in which he represented a black youth named Leslie Drew for a murder trial. An…

In this article, a meeting where Dr. George Modlin spoke was summarized. After Dr. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, received a letter from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's civil rights director, he was asked to…
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