Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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

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Title

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

Description

Miss Jane Pope, the Secretary to President Modlin, sent the first of these letters on April 11, 1968, to reply to Dr. William Alexander Simpson's letter and explain that Dr. Modlin had been traveling for weeks and had not yet had time to write his response. The second letter is from Dr. Modlin himself where he explained that the University's Board of Trustees had voted to open admission to all those qualified in 1965 because it was necessary to keep the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program, and various other sources of funding on which the University relied. Even with this, he mentioned that the University was the last college in Virginia to integrate and that three years later there are no black students in Richmond College, Westhampton College, the Law School, or the Business School. There were several part-time black students in the evening school of the University of Richmond and one part-time student in the Graduate School. He concludes by asking Dr. Simpson to adopt a "sympathetic understanding for the necessity for it."

Source

Letters from George M. Modlin to Wm. Alexander Simpson, M.D., 11 April 1968; 13 April 1968, RG 6.2.4.3 Box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1968-04-11
1968-04-13

Contributor

Pope, Jane

Language

English

Type

Identifier

UA6.2.4.3.12-19680411.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998, “Letters from George Modlin to Wm. Alexander Simpson, M.D.,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed February 28, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1858.