Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The winter 1960 Alumni Bulletin featured the account of Park P. Dickerson (RC '55) and his time at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Rotary Foundation Fellow. Dickerson discusses South Africa's culture, the people,…

This article, "University Publication's Board Censors Collegian Sex Survey," was published in The Collegian on May 17, 1968, by an unnamed author. The article referred to a decision by the University of Richmond Board of Publications to "censor The…

This article, "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree," was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by an unnamed author on May 22, 1971. On June 7th, the University of Richmond awarded its first honorary degree to a black person, Dr. Allix B. James, who…

This editorial, "Censored," was published in The Collegian on May 17 1968, by an unnamed author. It was written in reference to a decision made by the Board of Publications, the newspaper's publisher, to not allow The Collegian to publish a sex…

This document is a handwritten letter that was sent on March 24, 1967, from Benjamin Berofsky to President George M. Modlin in response to Modlin’s letter regarding faculty hiring practices at the University of Richmond. According to Berofsky, Dr.…

This letter was sent on July 16, 1965, by C. Hobson Goddin, a member of the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, to Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College. The committee wanted to place plaques on buildings in Richmond that served…

This letter was sent on June 26, 1949, by Charles H. Hamilton, the City Editor of the Richmond News Leader, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Hamilton wrote to Modlin regarding the issue of communism in the United…

This document is a letter from Daniel H. Kruger to President George M. Modlin that was sent on August 22, 1967. Kruger, who is a University of Richmond alumnus, was participating in a study of Workmens Compensation in Virginia. During a trip to…

This document is the final letter of correspondence between alumnus Daniel H. Kruger and President George M. Modlin regarding the use of quotas for Jewish students at the University of Richmond. This letter was sent on September 12, 1967. In this…

This document is a letter from David F. Cavers, the Chairman of the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools, to T. Justin Moore, the Rector of the University of Richmond’s Board of Trustee, that was…
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