Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from Linwood Holton to George M. Modlin

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Letter from Linwood Holton to George M. Modlin

Description

In this letter, Virginia Governor Linwood Holton replies to University of Richmond President George Modlin in regards to Modlin's October 8 letter to the Governor (available here). Modlin had requested Holton's assistance in dealing with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)'s Office of Civil Rights, particularly regional director Dr. Eloise Severinson, in regards to a letter giving recommendations to the university on how to better comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The letter had been published about in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Governor Holton wrote: "This matter is giving me great concern, but I have reason to be optimistic that there will be a better attitude in the future on the part of HEW officials who will be dealing with Virginia schools. We are here reviewing the correspondence between Dr. Severinson and several Virginia schools."

Source

Letter from Linwood Holton to George M. Modlin, 12 October 1970, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 3, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1970-10-12

Language

English

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UA6.2.5.25.3-19701012.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Holton, A. Linwood (Abner Linwood), 1923-, “Letter from Linwood Holton to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 18, 2018, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2902.