Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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.…

This letter is from W. Kenneth Haddock, Chief of the Education Branch of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), to President George M. Modlin concerning the University's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which…

In this letter president Modlin addresses Dr. Eloise Severinson of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) Office of Civil Rights about the university’s efforts to recruit black students after receiving recommendations from her in…

This undated administrative report titled “Information for HEW Letter” included a series of numbered paragraphs regarding the recruitment of black students at the University. Though it is uncertain who wrote the report, Dean Grigg and the Senior…

This article discussed how the University of Richmond has participated in programs aimed at recruiting black students. These programs included the “National Scholarship Service and Fund for Negro Students Special College Day College Program,” and…

This anonymous opinion piece begins by noting that Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi would be speaking at the University of Richmond's commencement, and asks the questions: "Isn't it ironic to have a black head of state at the University of Richmond?"…

According to University director of admissions, Thomas N. Pollard Jr., the University struggled to recruit minority students compared to state-supported schools as well as predominantly black universities. Pollard explained that the University’s…

This article argued that while it was too soon to determine whether the April 27th Open Campus for Black Students program would immediately affect the amount of black applicants, directors of admissions predicted the event would have “tremendous…

This article explores Black History Week at the University of Richmond and it’s growing popularity amongst students. After four days more and more students continue to attend the festivities. The first night of the week was a sermon in the chapel…
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