Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a letter from John E. Leard, the City Editor for The Richmond News Leader, to President George M. Modlin. On April 23, 1954, Leard wrote to Modlin to ask about the university’s plans for "expansion of their facilities in the event…

Education writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Robert Holland, wrote this article to cover a local interracial seminar for public schools, sponsored by the University of Richmond, held at University College, in 1967. Community leaders voiced…

The opinion piece "By Turning Our Backs on Bussing We Turn Our Backs On Desegregation" published by The Collegian on November 18th, 1982, is about a decision made by the United States Commission on Civil Rights that supported the practice of school…

The Association of American Law Schools in 1963 voted to censure the T. C. Williams School of Law for not complying with the Association’s policy by maintaining racial segregation. The report shows that Dean Muse of the law school was the one who…

Accompanying this article, published in the Winter 1971 Alumni Bulletin, is a photograph of Miss Irene Ebhomielen of Nigeria. Ebhomielen was one of the international students on the University of Richmond’s campus. She was able to attend the…

This Collegian article discussed "Black Students Visitation Day," a program which would bring an estimated 80 black Richmond high schools students to campus. The program was formed by the Richmond College and Westhampton College senates "in an effort…

This is a letter to the editor from a Richmond College Freshman, William Norris. In this letter, Norris expressed his opinions on the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) suggestion that universities lower their academic standards…
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