Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter was sent on April 13, 1954, by L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Catchings wrote to Modlin regarding racial integration at the university. Catchings was a part of the Student Movement…

In this image 14 members of the Young Men's Christian Association are featured, including S.W. Quong, an Asian student. Sidney W. Quong has listed his hometown as Norfolk, VA. Quong refers to himself as a Chinese student and is a member of the…

This document is a letter from Guy H. Ranson, a Southern Baptist educator, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 14, 1954. Ranson wrote to Modlin urging him to end segregation at the university. He…

Howard Kester from the Federation of Reconciliation, a religious nonviolent organization, addressed Rolvix Harlan's sociology class on race relations. In the talk, Kester advocated for white students to shift their perspectives on view Black people.…

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) created new committees in order to address issues regarding student life. There were four committees created: Discussion groups, Educational, Religious programs, and Social relations. The discussion groups…

The Christian World Educational Conference, also known as Education Week, which was sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), came to a close after two days of educational sessions. One of the four main focuses of the conference was…

This article is about the University of Richmond's participation in the Christian World Educational Conference, also known as Education Week, which was sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the Young Women's Christian…

This column discusses many different issues present in the 1920s. It asks questions such as, "What is your opinion of Soviet Russia? What is your attitude regarding German reparations? Where do you stand on prohibition and law enforcement? Are you…

This article describes the local YMCA creating a program for "students who are facing and attempting to solve problems of the campus, of race, of war, of industry and all manner of pertinent human relationship." The article states, “in seeking a…

This article describes a recent seminar sponsored by the Y.W.C.A. in which a variety of speakers discussed the nature of their areas of expertise. Dean Martha Lucas opened with a discussion of world religion, followed by Betsy Rice and Leah Levin…
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