Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a handwritten letter that was sent on March 24, 1967, from Benjamin Berofsky to President George M. Modlin in response to Modlin’s letter regarding faculty hiring practices at the University of Richmond. According to Berofsky, Dr.…

This letter was written to by Fredrick W. Boatwright Douglas Southall Freeman as a response to Freemans letter to Boatwright on March 18th, 1944. Boatwright expresses a willingless to comply with Freeman's suggestion to submit a reply to the…

This document is a letter from University of Richmond President F. W. Boatwright to B. West Tabb, the Treasurer of the University of Richmond. The letter was sent on January 25, 1933. According to Boatwright, Mrs. Woodward, whose position is not…

This document is a small, handwritten note attached to the Richmond Forward letter that was sent on March 15, 1965. It asked President Modlin to remember the story about the Centurion, with "Centurion" underlined. It also stated that "this paper was…

In this 1951 letter from Edmond H. Brill, Jr. to Dr. George M. Modlin, Brill attaches a script for Modlin to read on Radio Station WRNL. At this time, Modlin served as the President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce; the speech explains that the…

This is a letter from the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano Jr, to various university presidents. He states that he has enclosed the remarks he delivered at the commencement at the College of New Rochelle in New…

This document is a telegram from Richard V. Carter, State Editor for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 24, 1949. Carter wrote to Modlin because the Richmond…

David F. Cavers, Associate Dean of Harvard Law School, wrote to President Modlin as the Chairman of the "Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools" for 1955. In 1951 the Articles of Association were amended…

This document is a letter from Edwin P. Conquest, the Chairman of Richmond Forward, to President George M. Modlin. Conquest wrote to Modlin on March 11, 1965, to inform him of Richmond Forward’s resolution which was unanimously passed on March…

This article describes how the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) finds that the University of Richmond “still projects an image of an exclusive all-white ‘Southern’ institution,” and Dr. Eloise Severinson, who is the HEW…
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