Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "UR to Confer Degree On 1st Negro Monday"

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Title

Article "UR to Confer Degree On 1st Negro Monday"

Description

This June 6, 1964 article notes that the University of Richmond will for the first time be conferring a degree to a black student. The articles names Charles Carpenter (a mistake, the student's name was Walter Carpenter) as the student. It states that Carpenter was from Petersburg, VA, and a civilian employee at Fort Lee. Carpenter had been attending classes for the United States Logistics Management Center and the Quartermaster Service conducted by the university at Fort Lee, and then the class was moved to University College, UR's downtown division opened in 1962. Carpenter had been taking classes since September 1962, and finished her master's degree in February 1964. The article notes that a university spokesman "said there are no other Negroes now enrolled in the regular program at University College." In February 1964, some courses in the American Institute of Banking program had been opened to black students, with no other plans for integration.

Source

"UR to Confer Degree On 1st Negro Monday." The Richmond Times-Dispatch (6 June 1964): 2. RG 6.2.4 Box 15 Folder 17, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society. Also available online here.

Publisher

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1964-06-06

Format

Language

English

Type

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“Article "UR to Confer Degree On 1st Negro Monday",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2884.