Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This short story is about Richmond as the Capitol of the Confederacy and a battle that took place during the Civil War. In the story there is a young girl in love with a black Union solider, who is killed in battle after promising her that he would…

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 document is a 1950 census from Richmond, Virginia. In this census, people were classified as white or non-white. During this time, there were more white than non-white people in the city of Richmond. However, on the East and North sides, there…

In this letter sent on January 13, 1956, President George M. Modlin wrote to H. I. Willott, the Superintendent of Richmond City Schools, and W. T. Sanger, the President of the Medical College of Virginia. According to Modlin, this letter was in…

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 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…

This letter was sent on June 26, 1949, by Charles H. Hamilton, the City Editor of the Richmond News Leader, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Hamilton wrote to Modlin regarding the issue of communism in the United…

This letter was sent on July 8, 1949, by George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, to Charles H. Hamilton, the City Editor of the Richmond News Leader. This letter was sent in response to Hamilton’s letter requesting a…

This document is a letter from H. Hiter Harris, the Chairman of the National Affairs Forum Committee of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce, to the Virginia Representatives in Congress that was sent on November 12, 1951. Harris wrote to the…

In this oral history interview, Barry Greene (R’72) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Mysia Perry (’21), and Jacob Roberson (’19) on July 12, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and…
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