Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Students Hear Hancock [Article]

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Students Hear Hancock [Article]
The Collegian, Vol. XI
Page 1

Description

This article discusses how Professor Hancock, a "colored teacher of sociology at the Union College of Richmond," came into Dr. Harlan’s sociology class at the University of Richmond. Hancock’s talk was titled, "The Negro and His Community". Professor Hancock was among the most prominent and active black members of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation and he “loathed the oppression and discrimination endemic to segregation but reasoned that pragmatism demanded civility and required their cooperation with white elites in the management of white supremacy” (Smith, p. 14). He also was someone who “emphasized self-help, solidarity, and patience…” (Smith, p. 14). This speaks to the approach to change that the University was engaging as they brought him in to speak to a class at the University.

Source

The Collegian Archive
http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19250206.2.17&srpos=50&e=-------en-20--41-byDA-txt-txIN-negro------#
Richmond, VA

Date

February 6, 1925

Contributor

Julia Morris

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Citation

“Students Hear Hancock [Article],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 20, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/231.