Article "UR Grads Are Told America Is In Fear"

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Article "UR Grads Are Told America Is In Fear"

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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 Washington State University and an alum of the University of Richmond. In his commencement remarks, he discussed the abridgments of freedom taking place around the country for the sake of preserving national security. He went on to say that "many members of a non-Caucasian race" were scared to exercise their citizenly rights like voting or freely testifying in court. He believed that this fear was caused by both the government and private citizens. He ended his speech by offering three suggestions to the graduates: to use some ingenuity to avoid affirmative action, to preserve freedom and equality in America to protect its status as a world leader which "represents a propaganda victory...for our Iron Curtain rivals." Finally, he wanted the students to find their voices so that they could speak up and make the world a better place. The rest of this article lists those given honorary degrees from the University of Richmond for that year.

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The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1961-06-06

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/RTD111.157.1-19610606.jpg

Citation

“Article "UR Grads Are Told America Is In Fear",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed May 18, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1836.