Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Minister Joseph B. Flowers to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Minister Joseph B. Flowers to George M. Modlin

Description

Minister of Copeland Park Baptist Church, Joseph Flowers, wrote to President Modlin to express his concerns regarding the speakers for the Baptist Student Union's Mission Emphasis Week. He was disappointed that a popular Catholic Priest and a well-known Jewish Rabbi were supposed to speak during this week at a Baptist campus as he could not recall anytime "a similar courtesy has been given in either a Catholic or a Jewish university." He believed that speakers should only "call students to further commitment of their life to Christ and should see some dedications to ministry." He also believed that issues like these have "isolated and antagonized" Virginia Baptists. He concluded by saying that matters like this make it difficult for him to support the school enthusiastically.

Source

Letter from Minister Joseph B. Flowers to President Modlin, 20 February 1953, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 7 Folder 1, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1953-02-20

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.3.7.1-19530220.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Flowers, Joseph B., “Letter from Minister Joseph B. Flowers to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed March 20, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1880.