Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin

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Letter from L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin

Description

This letter was sent on April 13, 1954, by L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Catchings wrote to Modlin regarding racial integration at the university. Catchings was a part of the Student Movement of the YMCA, a Christian organization that "aided students in overcoming racial prejudices" because it is "the basic Christian belief that, all men are brothers under God, and that discrimination on grounds of race creates a serious gap between our belief and our practices." The Student Movement of the YMCA sponsored interracial student-faculty conferences. Catchings wanted to offer his organization’s services to the university and other private, Southern, Christian colleges. He also asked Modlin questions about racial integration at the university.

Source

Letter from L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin, 13 April 1954, RG 6.2.4 box 10, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1954-04-13

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.10-19540413.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Catchings, L. Maynard, “Letter from L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1913.