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Article "Students Questioned on Sunday March"

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Article "Students Questioned on Sunday March"

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After a 1970 march on President George Modlin’s house related to the Vietnam War, Richmond College freshmen Jonathan Lewis and Richard Newman requested to meet with Dr. Modlin “to discuss the problems of the University” only to be admonished by the president after arriving. During the meeting, Modlin called Lewis’s parents to claim that Lewis’s role in the march was “detrimental to the rights of all students” and, further, that their son was “trying to bring the strike movement onto the campus.” Lewis denied these claims. Modlin also claimed “that he might take ‘radical means’ to dissociate the students from the University. The president told the Collegian that the march was illegal and the two freshmen’s roles as leaders in the march “placed them in 'difficulty;’ they would be placed in "serious difficulty" if they participated in any more “disruption.” Lewis, however, was inspired by the event to “speak out strongly on University policies that are oppressing students.”

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"Students Questioned on Sunday March." The University of Richmond Collegian LVII, no. 19 (May 15, 1970): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19700515.2.2&srpos=2&e=--1969---1974--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1970-05-15

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Students Questioned on Sunday March",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 11, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3300.