Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Club to Publish Negro Education Survey"

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Article "Club to Publish Negro Education Survey"

Description

This 1950 Collegian article explains surveys done by the University of Richmond students in Richmond's fiscal administration and "Negro education" below the college level. Marvin Menkes of Deal, N.J. who participated in surveying the education of black people in Richmond stated that "the story of education for the Negro in Richmond is a success story" and that "Negro citizens of Richmond have been luckier than their country cousins who have comparatively little offered to them." Menkes also traces the education of black Richmonders from colonial times to the 1950s. Despite the fact that Menkes acknowledges the fact that the education gap was created due to slavery, he also states that at that time in Richmond schools "there is an equality of pay for white and Negro teachers with equal certificates." Menkes claims that the schools are equal in resources, supplies, and staff. During this time, schools were segregated.

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"Club to Publish Negro Education Survey." The Richmond Collegian XXXVII, no. 3, (September 29, 1950): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19500929.2.9&srpos=20&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1950-09-29

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Club to Publish Negro Education Survey",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 12, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3425.