Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The Chairman of the Board of Deacons of Grove Avenue Baptist Church, Phillip E. Landrum, wrote this letter to President George M. Modlin in response to the Focus Week program for 1953. He, and other Baptists with whom he had spoken, were displeased…

Minister of Copeland Park Baptist Church, Joseph Flowers, wrote to President Modlin to express his concerns regarding the speakers for the Baptist Student Union's Mission Emphasis Week. He was disappointed that a popular Catholic Priest and a…

This is a report of the Richmond Public Forum for the 1953-1954 program. Among the 500 respondents to a poll to determine the topics folks wanted to discuss, 337 voted for "Future Racial Relations in the South," making it the number one choice. …

Emily Gardner, of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), and William E. Lloyd of the Richmond Public Forum wrote this letter to the Honorable Frank P. Graham to ask him to be a lecturer for a memorial for Elizabeth Cecil Scott. They hoped…

Dr. J. Ollie Edmunds, a leader in higher education, gave the commencement address, "Checks and Balances" for the Class of 1970. He began his speech by claiming that in the past year and a half, there had been some attacks on the United States…

This is a letter written by rising seniors--Greg Daugherty, President of the Richmond College Class of 1970, Elise Miller, a member of Westhampton College, and Julian Smith Jr., a member of the School of Business Administration. The purpose of this…

President George Modlin wrote this letter on June 30, 1961 to reply to Richmond College alum and lawyer, Wildman S. Kincheloe, who expressed his concerns with the 1961 commencement speaker, Dr. Claudius Johnson's, remarks. Modlin assured Kincheloe…

Richmond College alum, lawyer, and World War II veteran, Wildman S. Kincheloe wrote President George Modlin on June 12, 1961, to express his concerns with the comments of the commencement speaker, fellow Richmond College alum, Dr. Claudius O.…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) organized Black History Week, with the theme "Shades of Unseen Beauty," for February 3rd to February 10th, 1978. The week started, on Sunday at three o'clock, with "a march from the front of campus…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch published this article on June 06, 1961 in response to a commencement address given at the University of Richmond by Dr. Claudius O. Johnson. Dr. Johnson was a former professor of history and political science at…
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