Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Report "Richmond Public Forum Program 1953-54"

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Report "Richmond Public Forum Program 1953-54"

Description

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. Because of this, the Forum got Swedish sociologist Gunnar Myrdal, the author of An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, to come speak because he was an "authority on the Negro." His book became influential in the 1954 Brown v. Board Supreme Court decision. Other topics of discussion included the "Future of the United Nations," "American Relations with Communist China," "Freedom of Thought and Expression," and "The Changing Economy of the South."

Source

Richmond Public Forum, 1953, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 3 Folder 13, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1953

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English

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UA6.2.4.3.3.13-1953.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Fitzroy, Herbert W.K., “Report "Richmond Public Forum Program 1953-54",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 14, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1879.