Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Photo Collage "A Full Week"

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Title

Photo Collage "A Full Week"

Description

This collage features a photo of Dick Gregory in the top middle. Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, came to speak on campus a second time as part of a lecture series in 1973. His speech in 1970 received negative feedback from alumni who wrote letters to President George Modlin expressing their disappointment in the University's choice to allow him to speak on campus and their intentions to withhold their financial donations; however, President Modlin defended the principle of free speech as essential to the University. This collage also includes the Harlem Globetrotters in the bottom middle. They performed in the Robins Center for the pre-game and halftime of a Richmond vs. Appalachian State basketball game. The photo on the far right is of Carlton Mack, the first black athlete to be signed by the University of Richmond. He had great success on the basketball team.

Source

"A Full Week." The University of Richmond Collegian 61, no. 14, (December 6, 1973): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19731206.2.2&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1973-12-06

Language

English

Identifier

Collegian61.14.1-19731206.png

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

“Photo Collage "A Full Week" ,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 10, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2661.