Letter from George Modlin to Wildman S. Kincheloe

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Title

Letter from George Modlin to Wildman S. Kincheloe

Description

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 that many people disagreed with the speaker, however there were some that agreed with him as well. Modlin went on to say that he did not expect Dr. Johnson to say as much as he did about a controversial topic. He claimed that the University cannot take total responsibility for the speaker as they can't know what people will say. However, he also said that that is in accordance with freedom of speech.

Source

Letter from George M. Modlin to Wildman S. Kincheloe Jr., 30 June 1961, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1961-06-30

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.3.12-19610630.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

Files

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/UA6.2.4.3.12-19610630.jpg

Citation

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998, “Letter from George Modlin to Wildman S. Kincheloe,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed May 27, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1850.