Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "UR to Award First Degree to Lee Negro"

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Title

Article "UR to Award First Degree to Lee Negro"

Description

This article, likely published in June 1964 in the Richmond News Leader, notes that the University of Richmond would be conferring a degree to a black student for the first time. The student was Walter Carpenter,a Petersburg resident and a civilian employee at Fort Lee. He was receiving his master's of commerce degree. Carpenter was noted as a member of a graduate class at Ft. Lee for the U.S. Logistics Management Center and the Quartermaster Service. He had earned his undergraduate degree at Lincoln University, an HBCU founded in Pennsylvania in 1854. The articles concludes that UR's Board of Trustees had, in the preceding February, "reaffirmed the school's traditional policy of racial segregation, but opened certain graduate and professional classes to Negroes."

Source

"UR to Award First Degree to Lee Negro." Richmond News Leader, June 1964, RG 6.2.4 Box 15 Folder 17, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Publisher

The Richmond News Leader

Date

1964

Format

Language

English

Type

Identifier

NL6.2.4-1964.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

“Article "UR to Award First Degree to Lee Negro",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 23, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2885.