Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letters from Wm. Alexander Simpson, M.D. to George M. Modlin

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Letters from Wm. Alexander Simpson, M.D. to George M. Modlin

Description

Dr. William Alexander Simpson wrote President George M. Modlin on two separate occasions about the University of Richmond's integration policies on March 28, 1968 and April 9, 1968. In his first letter, he simply asked whether the University was accepting black students. The second letter was a follow-up to the first where he noted that he had asked President Modlin about whether or not the University would be accepting black students and didn't receive a response. He went on to say that he would not give to the Alumni Fund until he got a reply. On April 13, 1968, President Modlin replied, and Dr. Simpson wrote back on April 17, 1968, saying that he could now appreciate and understand the policy for the University to be integrated, even though it was integrated in 1965 per a vote by the University's Board of Trustees. The University would fully integrate the following fall when it hosted its first black residential students.

Source

Letters from Wm. Alexander Simpson, M.D. to George Modlin, 28 March 1968; 09 April 1968; 17 April 1968 , RG 6.2.4.3 Box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1968-03-28
1968-04-09
1968-04-17

Language

English

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Identifier

UA6.2.4.3.12-19680328.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Simpson, Wm. Alexander M.D. , “Letters from Wm. Alexander Simpson, M.D. to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed August 9, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1857.