Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "Racism and ignorance must be fought here"

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Letter to the Editor "Racism and ignorance must be fought here"

Description

In this letter, senior Coretta Fitzgerald expresses her “surprise and dismay” at many of the flyers and posters she had put up for the Martin Luther King Day Celebration being torn down two hours after she put them up. She explained that some of them were taken down and returned to the Minority Student Union’s mailbox because they were “hung in the wrong places.” However, she felt that the rest that were taken down were because people did not support an event that celebrated a Black man. She continues by saying that though diversifying the student body should be supported, it would not change the attitudes of many racist students at the University.

Source

Fitzgerald, Coretta. "Racism and ignorance must be fought here." The University of Richmond Collegian LXXVII, no. 15, (January 31, 1991): 5. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19910131.2.20&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-.

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1991-01-31

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English

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Richmond (Va).

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Fitzgerald, Coretta, “Letter to the Editor "Racism and ignorance must be fought here",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2940.