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Report "Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption)"

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Report "Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption)"

Description

This document is a report entitled "Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption)" written by the Association of American Law Schools. The report was attached to a letter from David F. Cavers, Associate Dean and Professor of Law of Harvard Law School and Chairman of Special Committee for the Association of American Law Schools, to William T. Muse, Dean of the T. C. Williams School of Law, and Cavers asked Muse for any comments and criticisms in regards to the report. The Special Committee met with member schools after the Brown v. Board of Education decision to discuss their anti-discrimination policy; all but one member school attended, which may be in reference to Homer A. Holt’s memorandum sent on September 8, 1955. On the encouraging side, one major private institution in the South decided to admit black students into its law program and there were two state universities that were likely to do the same; in addition, faculties and student bodies at law schools seemed ready to welcome black students. However, the public was becoming increasingly resistant to integration, private institutions were worried that financial contributions would decrease if they admitted black students, some believed the Association’s intervention would be ineffective. The report included a draft proposal that detailed the proposed amendment, consequences for members who did not follow the new policy, and resolutions.

Source

Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption), 8 Sept 1955, RG 6.2.4 box 22 folder 16, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1955-09-08

Language

English

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UA6.2.4.22.16a-19550908.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Report "Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption)",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed September 24, 2017, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1945.