Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This entry includes a letter from Professor James E. Wood, Professor of Religious Studies at Baylor University, to the former President of the University of Richmond, George Modlin. Wood wrote that he was intrigued by the Report of the Joint…

This document contains correspondence from Richmond College alumni in response to an Alumni Fund call for donations in 1963. One alum, George G. Iggers, who had graduated from the university twenty years prior, wrote to an alum working on the…

This document is a collection of correspondence between President George M. Modlin and Minister Milton A. Reid of the First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia. Reid applied to the T.C Williams Schools of Law in 1960, despite the segregation…

In a report from 1954 evaluating the need for the University of Richmond to integrate, the committee charged to study segregation in the graduate and professional schools concluded that there was no need to racially integrate at the time of the…

In 1963, alumus Raymond E. Abbitt refused to pay alumni dues because he believed “that if the institutions of higher learning cannot be leaders in the democratic and Christian ways of life in the United States then I see very little hope for our…

The Association of American Law Schools in 1963 voted to censure the T. C. Williams School of Law for not complying with the Association’s policy by maintaining racial segregation. The report shows that Dean Muse of the law school was the one who…

This was the first of two letters between Robert R. Toone, Chairman of the Board of Deacons at Ashland Baptist Church, and Dr. George M. Modlin, President of the University of Richmond. These letters referred to a "demonstration" in which a…

This was the second of two letters between Robert R. Toone, Chairman of the Board of Deacons at Ashland Baptist Church, and Dr. George M. Modlin, President of the University of Richmond; the correspondence referred to a "demonstration" where a…

This document contains correspondence between President Modlin and Law School Dean William T. Muse. Muse informed Modlin of an upcoming meeting on Racial Discrimination of the AALS (Association of American Law Schools). Dean Muse requested that…

A letter from Marguerite Roberts, Westhampton Dean, to Eva Wong, a student at Westhampton College. Wong's name was misspelled "Wang" in this letter. The letter informed Wong that she had been placed on disciplinary probation for "disobeying the…
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