Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter from George M. Modlin to Lillian M. Weaver

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Letter from George M. Modlin to Lillian M. Weaver

Description

This document is a letter from George M. Modlin, the President at the University of Richmond, to Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, that was sent on September 24, 1951. This letter was sent in response to Weaver’s August 24, 1951 letter that asked about the University of Richmond’s admission policies for black students; the August 24th letter was originally sent to Dean Raymond B. Pinchbeck who passed the letter to Modlin. Modlin wrote to Weaver that "[u]nder the regulations of the University of Richmond Negroes are not admitted for study in any of the six divisions of the University and, therefore, the answer is negative to the five questions presented in [her] letter." This policy changed in 1964—13 years later—when the university began to admit black students to night classes at University College.

Source

Letter from George M. Modlin to Lillian M. Weaver, 24 September 1951, RG 6.2.4 box 7 folder 7, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1951-09-24

Language

English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Modlin, George Matthews, 1903-1998, “Letter from George M. Modlin to Lillian M. Weaver,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed July 18, 2018, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1926.