Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is the Annual Report of Religious Activities for Westhampton College of the University of Richmond for the 1970-1971 academic year that was submitted by Jean Mahaffey, the Director of Religious Activities. She began the report by explaining how…

The Chairman of the Board of Deacons of Grove Avenue Baptist Church, Phillip E. Landrum, wrote this letter to President George M. Modlin in response to the Focus Week program for 1953. He, and other Baptists with whom he had spoken, were displeased…

The Institute for Business and Community Development of the University of Richmond wrote this outline to describe the program that would combine many different organizations in Richmond, all dealing with the issues of the disadvantaged. The H.E.R.E…

The Director of The College Of William & Mary, L.W. Webb, wrote President Modlin on January 11, 1954, to discuss an application the College of William & Mary had received from a Chinese student. They rejected this student because they…

Robert A. Moore, a student at the College of the Pacific, was writing to the Dean of Admissions for a Race Relations course on December 8, 1952. He inquired about whether or not the University of Richmond accepted black students, how long they had…

Minister of Copeland Park Baptist Church, Joseph Flowers, wrote to President Modlin to express his concerns regarding the speakers for the Baptist Student Union's Mission Emphasis Week. He was disappointed that a popular Catholic Priest and a…

This is a report of the Richmond Public Forum for the 1953-1954 program. Among the 500 respondents to a poll to determine the topics folks wanted to discuss, 337 voted for "Future Racial Relations in the South," making it the number one choice. …

Emily Gardner, of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and William E. Lloyd of the Richmond Public Forum wrote this letter to the Honorable Frank P. Graham to ask him to be a lecturer for a memorial for Elizabeth Cecil Scott. They hoped…

The Richmond Public Library submitted this report to the Library Board on the state of the library. Regarding staff, only a third of the librarians graduated from library schools, the average age was 48, and despite isolation, the staff were not…

Librarian C.L. Wallis wrote this report to convey some areas of improvement for the Richmond Public Library system. He began by giving a brief history of the library in America and then shared how Richmond was behind the average per capita income.…
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