Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree"

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Article "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree"

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This article, "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree," was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by an unnamed author on May 22, 1971. On June 7th, the University of Richmond awarded its first honorary degree to a black person, Dr. Allix B. James, who received a doctorate of laws. James was the president of Virginia Union University, a historically black institution of higher education. Five other people also received honorary degrees: President George M. Modlin; Judge Fred H. Caplan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia; and Charles H. Ryland of Warsaw, a University of Richmond trustee; Reverend F. Lawson Pankey, Secretary of the Department of Teacher Training of the Virginia Baptist General Board; and Reverend Thomas W. Downing Jr., the pastor of the University Baptist Church.

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"UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree." Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, VA), May 22, 1971.

Publisher

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1971-05-22

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 19, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1915.