Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

University of Richmond Commencement Program, June 1964

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Title

University of Richmond Commencement Program, June 1964

Description

Page 17 of a program for the June 1964 University of Richmond Commencement Ceremony. This page includes students receiving Masters of Science in Business Administration, Masters of Science in Business Education, and Masters of Commerce Degrees. Of note is Walter Mitchell Carpenter of Petersburg, the first black student to receive a degree from the University of Richmond. Carpenter held a A.B. degree from Lincoln University, and HBCU founded in Pennsylvania in 1854. Carpenter began the degree through a university program at Fort Lee, and classes were later moved to University College. Carpenter finished his degree months after the Board of Trustees announced the integration of some night courses at the University College American Institute of Banking. In this commencement program, from the papers of President Modlin, marks in red pen have been made around Carpenter's name. Other marginalia marks other students as "in absentia."

Source

University of Richmond Commencement Program, June 1964, RG 6.2.4 Box 15 Folder 17, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1964

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.15.17-1964.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

“University of Richmond Commencement Program, June 1964,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 16, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2886.