Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Mays, Muse Serve on Virginia Commission"

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Article "Mays, Muse Serve on Virginia Commission"

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This 1958 article in the Alumni Bulletin discusses the appointment of David J. Mays, President of the Richmond Law School Association, and William T. Muse, the Dean of the University of Richmond Law School and president of the Virginia State Bar Association, to serve on Governor J. Lindsay Almond's commission on constitutional government. The purpose of the commission was to, "spread the gospel of state's rights and constitutional principles among all the other states." The article detailed the involvement of Mays in the Gray Commission, organized to address the issue of public school integration in Virginia. The commission made a plan to locally assign children to schools, keeping Richmond's schools racially segregated. This proposal was found unconstitutional in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1959.

Source

“Mays, Muse Serve on Virginia Commission.” Alumni Bulletin (Richmond, VA), Fall 1958.

Publisher

Alumni Bulletin, University of Richmond

Date

Fall 1958

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RG 6

Coverage

Virginia Baptist Historical Society

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“Article "Mays, Muse Serve on Virginia Commission",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/356.