Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Web 1971 Page 26

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Title

The Web 1971 Page 26

Description

This is a picture of Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, who came to speak on campus in December 1970 as part of a lecture series. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of students. After Dick Gregory's speech, many alumni were irate and sent letters to President Modlin articulating their concerns that he was allowed to speak on campus. Some alumni even ceased their donations, but President Modlin affirmed the principle of free speech as essential to the University. In 1973, Dick Gregory returned to campus to speak in another lecture series.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Web (1971): 26. Available online via the UR Scholarship Repository.

Publisher

The Web, University of Richmond

Date

1971

Relation

Language

English

Identifier

Web.26-1971.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

“The Web 1971 Page 26,” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 20, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2733.