Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from John E. Leard to George M. Modlin

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Letter from John E. Leard to George M. Modlin

Description

This document is a letter from John E. Leard, the City Editor for The Richmond News Leader, to President George M. Modlin. On April 23, 1954, Leard wrote to Modlin to ask about the university’s plans for "expansion of their facilities in the event of a Supreme Court decision striking down public school segregation as an unconstitutional practice," which was Brown v Board. He asked Modlin about the university’s present enrollment, present maximum capacity, academic training offerings, expansion plans, fees and other entrance requirements, possible changes in charges, and related information. Leard wanted to use the information in a news story following the Brown v Board ruling.

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Source

Letter from John E. Leard to George M. Modlin, 23 April 1954, RG 6.2.4 Box 7 Folder 3, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1954-04-23

Contributor

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Leard, John E., “Letter from John E. Leard to George M. Modlin,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed April 4, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1897.