Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "'Black Students Day' Attracts 65 to UR"

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Article "'Black Students Day' Attracts 65 to UR"

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This Collegian article discusses an open house held specifically for black high school students in the Richmond area as a response to the "realization that the University of Richmond lacks diversity among students..." The visitation day had been proposed in October to introduce black students to the campus and encourage them to join the community. All but one high school in the Richmond-Henrico-Chesterfield area was represented among the 65 students who attended. Some students mentioned not knowing where or what the University was. The day included registration, campus tours, a speech by President Modlin, discussions by various professors and faculty of the services available, and a "Raft Debate" for informative entertainment. All those involved with the program felt it was a success at opening the university and creating a "two way avenue for progress."

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Samuelson, Judy. "'Black Students Day' Attracts 65 to UR." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no. 27, (April 30, 1971): 1,4. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19710430.2.3&srpos=4&e=-------en-20--1-byTI-txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1971-04-30

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Samuelson, Judy, “Article "'Black Students Day' Attracts 65 to UR",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/330.