Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from John Wicker to Richmond Times Dispatch

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Letter from John Wicker to Richmond Times Dispatch

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This letter was written by John J. Wicker Jr., a Richmond lawyer and former member of the Virginia Senate from the 36th District, to the Editor in Chief of the Richmond-Times Dispatch on November 25, 1968. Wicker was concerned with the editor's recent article, "Dress on V.C.U." because he believed it was, "a generous and gracious apology for the revolting and disgraceful appearance of many V.C.U. students." Mr. Wicker went on to claim that he understands that since the Dispatch's Editor-In-Chief was at the highest level of administration at V.C.U, that he would be inclined to paint V.C.U. students in a flattering light. However, Wicker took offense to the Editor's claim that many other Virginia college students dressed similarly because, to him, one can easily distinguish between women and men by observing the dress of Richmond College and Westhampton College students.

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Letter from John Wicker to Richmond TImes Dispatch, 25 November 1968, RG 6.2.4.3 box 12, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1968-11-25

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Wicker, John, “Letter from John Wicker to Richmond Times Dispatch ,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 14, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1859.