Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "WC, RC Enroll Negroes As Full Time Students"

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Article "WC, RC Enroll Negroes As Full Time Students"

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This Collegian article, written by features editor Don Owen, is about a proposed faculty exchange with Virginia Union, a local, historically black university. The exchange, which was proposed by the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)  -- the precursor to the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services -- was welcomed by Thomas Henderson, the president of Virginia Union, but Dr. George Modlin, the president of the University of Richmond, did not comment. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare also recommended that University of Richmond student teachers work in local, predominantly black schools. The university had enrolled black students prior to 1968, but only in summer classes and courses offered at University College -- the university's downtown satellite campus. In fall 1968, three black students attended Westhampton College and one attended Richmond College. Only the Richmond College student is named--Barry Greene--who was the first residential black student on campus. The article also notes three black commuter students at Westhampton College, but does not name them. They were Madieth Malone, Isabelle Thomas, and Josephine Ethel Otey. 

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Owen, Don. "WC, RC Enroll Negroes As Full Time Students." The University of Richmond Collegian LVI, no. 1 (September 20, 1968): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19680920.2.5&srpos=5&e=--1946---1971--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1968-09-20

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Owen, Don, “Article "WC, RC Enroll Negroes As Full Time Students",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/381.