Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Lecture Series Arouses Censorship Controversy"

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Article "Lecture Series Arouses Censorship Controversy"

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There was much worry in 1970 when Dick Gregory, the comedian and black activist, came to campus for the University Student Union lecture series. Jim Winders, the writer of this article, explains the importance of having controversial speakers on campus. Winders explains that because we are an institution that promotes good scholarship, there should be no censorship. However, Winders also explains the importance of allowing the other side to speak as he brings up the fact that "St. Andrews College in North Carolina was not afraid to allow a local Klan official to spew his poison on their campus." Overall Winders stresses that the University has no place restricting the campus from hearing a diverse perspective of views.

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Winders, Jim. "Lecture Series Arouses Censorship Controversy." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no. 10, (November 20, 1970): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19701120.2.9&srpos=21&e=-------en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1970-11-20

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Winders, Jim, “Article "Lecture Series Arouses Censorship Controversy",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 22, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3433.