Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter is from W. Kenneth Haddock, Chief of the Education Branch of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), to President George M. Modlin concerning the University's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which…

This September 6, 1968, letter is from Dean of Richmond College Austin E. Grigg. It is addressed to Dr. Franklin J. Gayles of Virginia Union University and BC's President George Modlin. The letter is in regards to a conversation between Dr. Gayles…

This is an August 2, 1968 memorandum from Austin E. Grigg, Dean of Richmond College. The memo is addressed to President George Modlin and CC’s Provost Smart. Grigg writes this memo after the joint meeting at University Center designed to facilitate…

This October 8, 1969, letter is from Jane Pope, secretary to University of Richmond President Dr. George Modlin, and addressed to Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director for Region III the Department of Health, Education, and…

This article discusses how Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. called on President Nixon and the secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) for the immediate removal of Dr. Eloise Severinson, HEW's regional director for Virginia. Byrd…

This article explains a message from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to the University of Richmond that the school "still projects an image of exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." UR was the largest privately supported…

This article talks about how the President of Virginia Union University (VUU), Thomas H. Henderson, was on board with the idea of having a faculty exchange with the University of Richmond. President of the University of Richmond, George Modlin, had…

This article talks about pressure from the federal government to integrate the University of Richmond by getting more black students, faculty, and staff.The university spokesman said that the President, Dean of Education, and the Provost were not…

UR Interaction volume 14, issue 18, published by the Office of the Provost, provides announcements that include the inauguration date (October 23) for University President Samuel A. Banks, a deadline for PETE Grants (December 15), Boatwright Memorial…

This is a confidential letter from the Vice President for Student Affairs, William H. Leftwich, to President Bruce Heilman, Rector F. Carlyle Tiller, and Lewis T. Booker. The writer informs that the university filed a suit in Federal District Court…
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