Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letters and reply from Stephen Stutzman and George M. Modlin

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Letters and reply from Stephen Stutzman and George M. Modlin

Description

Stephen Stutzman wrote President George M. Modlin on March 18, 1964, to share his thoughts on the issue of integration. He begins by noting that he was always tolerant of school administration and he understands that many different factions were attempting to "run the University in their own way." Stutzman went on to say that a report from the House of Representatives claimed that Modlin had refused to be public about University restrictions on black visitors or the international students on campus. He claimed that this was "indefensible" for an administrator of the University. He went on to say that he didn't know about the University's "open" policy until he went to a University function with two "friends" of "foreign" races. He argued that because he was unaware of the University's policy, how could someone from a "multi-racial" environment be expected to be familiar with it? Dr. Modlin responded to him by asking for him to come into his office to discuss the letter as he didn't completely understand Stutzman's questions.

Source

Letters between Stephenson Stetson and George M. Modlin, 18 March 1964; 23 March 1964, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1964-03-18
1964-03-23

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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Identifier

UA6.2.4.3.12-19640318.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Stutzman, Stephen , “Letters and reply from Stephen Stutzman and George M. Modlin ,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 9, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1851.