Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this piece, Bari Jean Hobbs reviews the documentary drama In White America by Martin Duberman. Hobbs mentions how the drama, which dealt with the “negro in America” had not been presented in two years and the production set in Keller Hall had…

This letter from C.J. Gray, Dean of Administrative Services, is to Mr. Milbourne F. Hull, a Higher Education Program Specialist from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), Region III, writing to express his apologies for the tragic…

This letter from Chairman Glenn T. Seaborg of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) stated that the AEC issued a new regulation which prohibited discrimination in any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the AEC. It was…

This is a letter from David S. Seeley, the Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), acknowledging the receipt of Form HEW-441, Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Health, Education,…

This agreement from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) states that the University will give assurance of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) and all requirements imposed by or pursuant to the…

In this article, the author discussed how the main campus of the University was “truly integrated” for the first time. In the fall of 1968, five full-time black students were admitted to the main campus. The author claimed that there had been…

This document is a report entitled "Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption)" written by the Association of American Law Schools. The report was attached to a…

This document is a letter from Homer A. Holt to David F. Cavers, the Associate Dean and Professor of Law of Harvard Law School and Chairman of Special Committee for the Association of American Law Schools, that was sent on September 8, 1955. Holt…

This report, "Desegregation in Higher Education," was written on February 13, 1963—nearly ten years after the Brown v. Board decision—by the Southern Regional Council. It included a list of "formerly all-white colleges and universities of the 17…

This document, "Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School," was attached to the end of "Report of Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955." In this document, Ribble acknowledged…
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