Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

A Report of the Committee to Study Segregation in the Graduate and Professional Schools of the University of Richmond

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Title

A Report of the Committee to Study Segregation in the Graduate and Professional Schools of the University of Richmond

Description

In a report from 1954 evaluating the need for the University of Richmond to integrate, the committee charged to study segregation in the graduate and professional schools concluded that there was no need to racially integrate at the time of the report. The decision was made to continue the policy of not accepting African American students under the justification that it had been the policy for 124 years and there wasn’t yet enough pressure to change that structure. The report stated that the university relied on its alumni, friends, and the Baptists General Association of Virginia for “financial and other support” and that these constituents had not accepted the policy of desegregation. This document shows the power that financial supporters had on the social policies of the university.




Source

Report of Committee to Study Racial Segregation in the University of Richmond, 1954. From Virginia Baptist Historical Society. The George M. Modlin Papers.

Date

1954

Contributor

Madeleine Jordan-Lord

Identifier

RG 6.2.4.3 Box 29, Folder 13

Coverage

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, George M. Modlin Papers

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Collection

Citation

Committee to Study Segregation in The Graduate and Professional Schools of the University of Richmond , “A Report of the Committee to Study Segregation in the Graduate and Professional Schools of the University of Richmond,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 11, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/435.