Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Lillian M. Weaver to Raymond B. Pinchbeck

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Letter from Lillian M. Weaver to Raymond B. Pinchbeck

Description

This letter was sent on August 24, 1951, by Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, to Raymond B. Pinchbeck, a Dean at the University of Richmond. In this letter, Weaver wrote "the Virginia Teachers Association’s Commission on Democracy in the Schools is aware of the substantial progress which has been made in the admission of Negroes in the colleges and universities in Virginia." Therefore, Weaver asked Pinchbeck for a statement on the university’s policies regarding the admission of black students. Specifically, she asked the following five questions: "Will Negro teachers be admitted to study in the summer sessions of the University of Richmond?", "Will Negro teachers be admitted to study in the regular session of the University of Richmond?", "Will Negro students be permitted to study in the extension division of the College?", "Will Negro teachers be admitted to the University of Richmond to study for the doctorate degree provided they have met necessary qualifications?", and "Will Negro teachers be admitted to the University of Richmond to work on their Master's degree?"

Source

Letter from Lillian M. Weaver to Raymond B. Pinchbeck, 24 August 1951, RG 6.2.4 box 7 folder 7, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1951-08-24

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Weaver, Lillian M., “Letter from Lillian M. Weaver to Raymond B. Pinchbeck,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed February 24, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1924.