Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter from an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor,…

This handwritten letter by an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author,…

This letter written on December 30, 1970 by an unnamed alum to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970.…

This 1971 Collegian article describes President Modlin's response to alumni who were concerned and irate about on-campus speakers such as Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, who came to speak on campus in…

This is a picture of Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, who came to speak on campus in December 1970 as part of a lecture series. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

In this letter from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to University President George M. Modlin, Chair Dr. Eloise Severinson, expresses the office’s appreciation concerning the University…

University of Richmond alum Edward Pruden Jr. speaks out against racial insults to the Armstrong-Kennedy High School drill team that performed at the halftime of the UR-VCU basketball game. According to Pruden, UR students yelled racial insults,…

This article describes a guest speaker, Virginia Hackney, who was a T.C. Williams Law School graduate and chairman of the Business Law Committee of the Virginia Association. Hackney spoke at the "Focus '82" program, a conference "oriented towards…

The article describes the ongoing debate concerning replacing the University of Richmond’s coordinate system with a coeducational one. Dr. George M. Modlin, University President, and Dr. Mary Louise Gehring, Dean of the Westhampton College, spoke…

This letter discusses an open admission policy for the University of Richmond that Professor Paul E. Hubbell of Ypsilanti, Michigan had contacted President E. Bruce Heilman about. The policy was studied by the Board of Trustees and a new policy was…
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