Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this letter, Virginia Governor Linwood Holton replies to University of Richmond President George Modlin in regards to Modlin's October 8 letter to the Governor (available here). Modlin had requested Holton's assistance in dealing with the…

In this letter, University of Richmond President George Modlin wrote to Virginia Governor Lindwood Holton on October 8, 1970. Modlin wrote as a follow up to a telephone conversation the two had had earlier in the week in regards to the relationship…

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,…

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,…

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,…

This article addresses the University of Richmond's investments in South Africa during apartheid. It explains how different governments are divesting in South African companies following the Sullivan Principles, a set of guidelines a company must…

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…

This letter from W. Kenneth Haddock, Chief of the Education Branch of the Department Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), confirms with President George M. Modlin plans for Dr. Haddock to visit the University from February 28 to March 1, 1968. This…

This letter from President George M. Modlin to Dr. W. Kenneth Haddock, Chief of the Education Branch of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), confirms with Dr. Haddock his plans to visit the University of Richmond along with Mr.…
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