Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a small, handwritten note attached to the Richmond Forward letter that was sent on March 15, 1965. It asked President Modlin to remember the story about the Centurion, with "Centurion" underlined. It also stated that "this paper was…

This document is a letter from Edwin P. Conquest, the Chairman of Richmond Forward, to President George M. Modlin. Conquest wrote to Modlin on March 11, 1965, to inform him of Richmond Forward’s resolution which was unanimously passed on March 10,…

In this 1964 letter, J. Guthrie Smith sends University of Richmond President George M. Modlin an article from the New York Times. The article, entitled "City Campus: Dollar Asset," discusses the relationship between universities and urban renewal.…

This document is a 1950 census from Richmond, Virginia. In this census, people were classified as white or non-white. During this time, there were more white than non-white people in the city of Richmond. However, on the East and North sides, there…

In this 1951 letter from Edmond H. Brill, Jr. to Dr. George M. Modlin, Brill attaches a script for Modlin to read on Radio Station WRNL. At this time, Modlin served as the President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce; the speech explains that the…
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