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Article "Statement on King Circulated at WC"

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Article "Statement on King Circulated at WC"

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An article noting a reaction to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination by some of the members of the University of Richmond. A group of 170 Westhampton College students wrote a letter to various political officials including Richmond Mayor Morrill M. Crowe, Governor Mills E. Godwin Jr., and Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr., among many others, asking that in the wake of King's death, these officials "re-evaluate the positions which we have taken on matters of civil rights in recent years..." The letter urged action to avoid further tragedies and injustices. There was a second statement issued by Dr. William Smith, the director of Religious Activities, about King's death. It stated that the undersigned students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University wished to express their sorrow at King's death, their concern that his cause will be lost in disillusion and violence, and their pledge to take a more "active concern for and involvement in the cause of justice for all men."

Source

"Statement on King Circulated at WC." The University of Richmond Collegian LV, no. 24, (April 12, 1968): 5. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19680412.2.37&srpos=1&e=------196-en-20--1-byTI-txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1968-04-12

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Statement on King Circulated at WC",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 14, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/331.