Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Chance to Catch Up"

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Article "Chance to Catch Up"

Description

In this article, the author discusses how "Negroes are being given an opportunity for public education" in Prince Edwards County, Virginia for the first time in years. According to a study by Jean Seymour, the director of religious activities for Westhampton College, many Black students had low skills or were illiterate because they did not have the same access to privately-financed schools as white students when the county chose to close public schools instead of integrate. Due to the county's rental fees for books and lack of compulsory attendance laws, many Black students did not or were not able to attend school. An individual familiar with the county and the University made an appeal to religious organizations to discuss these issues at their meetings and to contribute money to alleviate the issues. Everyone interested in donated to this "struggle...for civil rights" was encouraged to speak to Mr. Fred Gibson in the Religion Department in Ryland Hall or Miss Seymour in North Court.

Source

“Chance to Catch Up.” The University of Richmond Collegian LIII, no. 9, (November 12, 1965): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19651112.2.11&srpos=21&e=01-11-1964-01-11-1969-196-en-20--21--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1965-11-12

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Chance to Catch Up",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed February 28, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2487.