Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Memo from William E. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman and Charles E. Glassick

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Memo from William E. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman and Charles E. Glassick

Description

This document is a memo from William H. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman and Charles E. Glassick that was sent on November 26, 1973. Leftwich wrote to Heilman and Glassick about the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) at the University of Richmond; Leftwich helped black students create the group and wrote of it: "their purposes are social in nature, as well as serving as a vehicle for black identity and visibility." According to Leftwich, the group was having problems due to a lack of purpose and goals, and Jim Sartain, their advisor, and Dick Mateer, whose position is not named, were trying to help and work with the group. SOBA’s President, Stanley Davis, and other members had asked to meet with the University Administration, so Leftwich asked Heilman and Glassick to attend SOBA’s meeting to show the university’s interest in the group and black students. Attached to the letter was a handwritten note from Sartain about his two-and-a-half-hour meeting with SOBA, and he told Leftwich to be prepared for SOBA to request a "two-way informational meeting" with the University Administration. At the bottom of this handwritten note, the word "WARNING" is written in red. A blog post about this item can be found here.

Source

Memo from William E. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman and Charles E. Glassick, 26 November 1973, RG 26.11.1, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1973-11-26

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English

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UA26.11.1-19731126.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

Leftwich, William E., “Memo from William E. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman and Charles E. Glassick,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1908.