Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

All Saints Episcopal Church

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Title

All Saints Episcopal Church
Letter from Raymond E. Abbitt to The Alumni of the University of Richmond

Description

In 1963, alumus Raymond E. Abbitt refused to pay alumni dues because he believed “that if the institutions of higher learning cannot be leaders in the democratic and Christian ways of life in the United States then I see very little hope for our nation.” This letter illustrates shifting attitudes of some alumni towards the issue of segregation. Particularly, this letter could indicate potential financial repercussions and loss of support from religious communities as a result of the University of Richmond’s failure to integrate.


Source

Abbitt, Raymond E. Raymond E. Abbitt to The Alumni of the University of Richmond , July 11, 1963. Letter from Virginia Baptist Historical Society. The George M. Modlin Papers.

Date

July 11, 1963

Contributor

Madeleine Jordan-Lord

Identifier

RG 6.2.4.3 Box 29, Folder 13

Coverage

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, George M. Modlin Papers

Files

Collection

Citation

Raymond E. Abbitt, Rector , “All Saints Episcopal Church,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 14, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/432.