Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Philip E. Landrum to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Philip E. Landrum to George M. Modlin

Description

The Chairman of the Board of Deacons of Grove Avenue Baptist Church, Phillip E. Landrum, wrote this letter to President George M. Modlin in response to the Focus Week program for 1953. He, and other Baptists with whom he had spoken, were displeased that a rabbi and priest would be speakers for this event, and furthermore, that the Baptists of the community were not notified. Chairman Landrum believed that different religious groups should be able to invite their own sponsors, but the University of Richmond shouldn't sponsor non-Baptists. He concluded the letter with a few questions about the University and its religious affiliations and religious missions as a campus.

Source

Letter from Philip E. Landrum to President Modlin, 06 February 1953, RG 6.2.4 Box 7 Folder 2, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1953-02-06

Format

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.7.2.-19530206.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

Landrum, Phillip E., “Letter from Philip E. Landrum to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 24, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1884.