Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a letter from President George M. Modlin to Dr. Eloise Severinson, the regional civil rights director of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), responding to a letter Modlin had received on March 22 from HEW, giving…

This article outlines a group of University of Richmond and Virginia Union University students holding several racial awareness sessions at Center House in the Churchill neighborhood of Richmond in an attempt to break down barriers between black and…

This article seeks to publish factual information about the song "Dixie," particularly as students began to object to its use at university events. This piece discusses the controversy of whether or not “Dixie” or “Dixie’s Land” should be…

This document is a letter written to President George M. Modlin from Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), in regards to whether the University of Richmond was in…

This letter from the University of Richmond President George M. Modlin to Dr. Eloise Severinson, regional civil rights director from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), is responding to a recent article from The Richmond…

This letter from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., Director of Admissions at the University of Richmond to C.J. Gray, Dean of Administrative Services at the University of Richmond, informing him that the admissions office mailed 56 letters to “outstanding…

This letter from C.J. Gray, Dean of Administrative Services, is to Mr. Milbourne F. Hull, a Higher Education Program Specialist from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), Region III, writing to express his apologies for the tragic…

This is a letter to Dr. C.J. Gray, Dean of Administrative Services of the University of Richmond, from Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., Director of Admissions for the University of Richmond, writing to inform him of a letter that Pollard sent out to 38 black…

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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