Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report, "B. S. U. Resolution of Purpose on the Issue of Racial Discrimination," created by the Baptist Student Union (BSU); there are copies of the resolution’s revisions. The first page was ripped and taped back together; it…

This document is a letter from Peter R. Neal, an alumnus of the University of Richmond, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, on June 24, 1968. Neal wrote in response to Modlin’s letter regarding a survey on students’…

This article, "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree," was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by an unnamed author on May 22, 1971. On June 7th, the University of Richmond awarded its first honorary degree to a black person, Dr. Allix B. James, who…

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…

This is the Annual Report of Religious Activities for Westhampton College of the University of Richmond for the 1970-1971 academic year that was submitted by Jean Mahaffey, the Director of Religious Activities. She began the report by explaining how…

The Chairman of the Board of Deacons of Grove Avenue Baptist Church, Phillip E. Landrum, wrote this letter to President George M. Modlin in response to the Focus Week program for 1953. He, and other Baptists with whom he had spoken, were displeased…

Minister of Copeland Park Baptist Church, Joseph Flowers, wrote to President Modlin to express his concerns regarding the speakers for the Baptist Student Union's Mission Emphasis Week. He was disappointed that a popular Catholic Priest and a…

Minister of Franklin Baptist Church, Ira D. Hudgins, wrote this letter to President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin, on February 20, 1967, to follow-up on the possibility of enrolling a Chinese student at Westhampton College. Minister…

This letter was written by Richmond College alum, Mr. Lewis Latane, to President George Modlin on April 09, 1964, to inquire about the University and its integration policies. He began the letter by expressing his approval of the University College…

The article in The Collegian called “B.S.U. Adopts Resolution on Racial Issue,” published May 16th, 1958 discusses the Virginia Student Baptist Union (BSU) at their spring retreat held April 18-20, 1958, at which they adopted a resolution on…
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