Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Guy H. Ranson to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Guy H. Ranson to George M. Modlin

Description

This document is a letter from Guy H. Ranson, a Southern Baptist educator, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 14, 1954. Ranson wrote to Modlin urging him to end segregation at the university. He believed that it is "a primary principle of the Faith, that is the equality and brotherhood of all men" and, considering the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, Baptists would be ridiculed by other religions if they did not integrate. In integrated schools in states that practiced segregation, "the acceptance and compliance by students and local citizens has been surprisingly good." Southern Baptists had also begun admitting black people to all of their seminaries. Ranson believed that if the university integrated, it would "experience no injury" and "profit greatly."

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Source

Letter from Guy H. Ranson to George M. Modlin, 15 June 1954, RG 6.2.4 box 10, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1954-06-14

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Ranson, Guy H., “Letter from Guy H. Ranson to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1914.