Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a letter from Randy to University President Dr. George M. Modlin. Randy suggests that the university place a 1/4 page ad in the Richmond Afro-American, a black-owned newspaper in the City of Richmond. The ad will be at Modlin's office by…

This is a letter from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW)'s Regional Civil Rights Director Dr. Eloise Severinson to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin. Severinson praised Modlin for the efforts the university made to…

This article discusses how Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. called on President Nixon and the secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) for the immediate removal of Dr. Eloise Severinson, HEW's regional director for Virginia. Byrd…

This article explains a message from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to the University of Richmond that the school "still projects an image of exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." UR was the largest privately supported…

This article explores Black History Week at the University of Richmond and it’s growing popularity amongst students. After four days more and more students continue to attend the festivities. The first night of the week was a sermon in the…

This article discusses the Title IX law passed by Congress in 1975, which grants women equal opportunity for scholarship as men. Westhampton College was at least 2 years behind major competitors at meeting the specifications of Title IX by 1978. The…
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