Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Report "Desegregation in Higher Education"

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Title

Report "Desegregation in Higher Education"

Description

This report, "Desegregation in Higher Education," was written on February 13, 1963—nearly ten years after the Brown v. Board decision—by the Southern Regional Council. It included a list of "formerly all-white colleges and universities of the 17 southern and border states and the District of Columbia which we know to be desegregated." The number of desegregated institutions had increased by 30% since 1961. Some of the schools in the report only allowed black students to enroll in their graduate and professional programs, and in other schools, there were not any black students enrolled but they have "statements of their governing boards indicate an official policy of admission without regard to race, or they are under court order." There are a variety of public and non-public schools of differing denominations listed on this report; however, the University of Richmond is not included in this document.

Source

Report of Desegregation in Higher Education, 13 Feb 1963, RG 6.2.4 box 29 folder 13, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1963-02-13

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.29.13-19630213.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“Report "Desegregation in Higher Education",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2017, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1938.