Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Dispel Image, HEW Tells UR"

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Article "Dispel Image, HEW Tells UR"

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This article explains a message from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to the University of Richmond that the school "still projects an image of exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." UR was the largest privately supported university in the state of Virginia. Regional director of HEW Dr. Eloise Severinson suggested that involving African Americans into all phases of the University (students, faculty, and board of trustees) would help remove the image of an all white institution. HEW had asked the Virginia Governor Holton to create a college desegregation plan, however, only state-supported colleges would need to abide. Dr. Modlin has refused to comment on the HEW remarks and Dr. Severinson had requested a reply regarding HEW's non-discriminatory recommendations by October 1. At the time, UR had 4,000 students at the university, with six black students enrolled at Richmond College, and had hired one black teacher at Richmond College and one at University College (referred to as the West End branch in the article).

Source

"Dispel Image, HEW Tells UR." The Richmond News Leader (5 October 1970), RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 3 "US Government HEW "Civil Rights" 1970 to 1971," University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Richmond News Leader

Date

1970-10-05

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Dispel Image, HEW Tells UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2508.