Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "U.S. Pressure On UR Reported"

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Article "U.S. Pressure On UR Reported"

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This article talks about pressure from the federal government to integrate the University of Richmond by getting more black students, faculty, and staff.The university spokesman said that the President, Dean of Education, and the Provost were not available to make any comment or take any action on the matter.The federal government threatened to cut federal funding to the university if they failed to integrate. Federal funding contributed one million dollars to build a dormitory on campus during the one year the university signed up for federal funding. Prior to that year, the board of trustees blocked the university from applying for federal funding. The federal proposal involves a part time exchange program for "negro" students and faculty from the Virginia Union University. A similar exchange of faculty was examined between Virginia Union and the all-white Methodist Randolph Macon College. No comment was received from Virginia Union officials on the issue. Student teachers were going to be pushed into the Richmond public school system. Placements into the school will be done after considering the wishes of the student, faculty, and the university. A current federal study showed that there were only 2 black students out of 2587 students.

Source

Hilldrup, Robert P. "U.S. Pressure On UR Reported." The Richmond News Leader, 08 September 1968, RG 6.2.5 Box 25 Folder 1 "US Government: "Civil Rights" HEW 1968 and 1969," University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

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The Richmond News Leader

Date

1968-09-08

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English

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NL6.2.5.25.1-19680908.pdf

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Richmond (Va).

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Hilldrup, Robert P., “Article "U.S. Pressure On UR Reported",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 24, 2018, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2505.