Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A letter to the editor of the Collegian signed by 250 students on campus in response to Eva Wong's disciplining following the Westhampton College Song Contest. Wong, invited a friend from Union Theological Seminary, who was a black student originally…

This document contains correspondence between President Modlin and Law School Dean William T. Muse. Muse informed Modlin of an upcoming meeting on Racial Discrimination of the AALS (Association of American Law Schools). Dean Muse requested that…

In this article, a meeting where Dr. George Modlin spoke was summarized. After Dr. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, received a letter from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's civil rights director, he was asked to…

In the 1954-1955 section of the President's Report titled "Report of The T.C. Williams School of Law," there was a brief subsection labelled "Segregation" which told of the role of the Association of American Law Schools in addressing segregation…

This was the second of two letters between Robert R. Toone, Chairman of the Board of Deacons at Ashland Baptist Church, and Dr. George M. Modlin, President of the University of Richmond; the correspondence referred to a "demonstration" where a…

This was the first of two letters between Robert R. Toone, Chairman of the Board of Deacons at Ashland Baptist Church, and Dr. George M. Modlin, President of the University of Richmond. These letters referred to a "demonstration" in which a…

This letter to the editor—written by L.H. Zincone, Jr.—defended the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied orders and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest.…

In 1963, alumus Raymond E. Abbitt refused to pay alumni dues because he believed “that if the institutions of higher learning cannot be leaders in the democratic and Christian ways of life in the United States then I see very little hope for our…

This document is a collection of correspondence between President George M. Modlin and Minister Milton A. Reid of the First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Virginia. Reid applied to the T.C Williams Schools of Law in 1960, despite the segregation…

This document contains correspondence from Richmond College alumni in response to an Alumni Fund call for donations in 1963. One alum, George G. Iggers, who had graduated from the university twenty years prior, wrote to an alum working on the…
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