Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter was written to by Fredrick W. Boatwright Douglas Southall Freeman as a response to Freemans letter to Boatwright on March 18th, 1944. Boatwright expresses a willingless to comply with Freeman's suggestion to submit a reply to the…

This letter was left for President Boatwright from May Keller. She seeks to draw Boatwright's attention to a article clipped from the Collegian. She dated it the same day as the petition "We the Students" was published in the Collegian. Keller told…

This is the letter that started the influential affairs regarding Mr. Russel Jones' visit to the University of Richmond, and his rejection from entrance into the dining hall. Julia Willis explains what conspired. Mr. Jones had visited the university…

This letter to President Boatwright was sent from the editor's office of the Richmond News Leader concerning a petition that students had placed in the Collegian entitled "We the Students." While Boatwright had been away in Florida with his wife,…

In this document, found in the collection of F.W. Boatwrights correspondences, is a public apology given to the university community for the recent racist manner in which Mr. Russell Jones had been treated. When Mr. Jones had visited, on invitation,…

This article debriefs students on the speech President Boatwright had given at a baptist convention in Atlanta. In it, the author explains the ways President Boatwright spoke out against Nazism, saying it "disrupts the racial and religious issues of…

This letter is a response to a previous letter to the editor. The previous letter by George Iggers in May 1944 reproached the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society for the prejudice that they demonstrated in putting restrictions upon the discussion about…

In this article, the Collegian reports on Melvin Bradshaw's announcement of the creation of an Intercollegiate Christian Council. The council has been formed with Apprentice School, Medical School (white and black nursing students distinguished),…

In this letter, George Iggers, a member of the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society, explains the recent changes in the society's constitution. The literary society was supported by the University as a location that promoted and facilitated education on…

This article comments on the recent act by Westhampton college to adopt a Chinese child (a venture that is discussed in the Collegian on Nov. 28, 1941 entitled "Co-ords to Help War Orphans). Cotten says that the adoption was done in the spirit of…
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