Considered Wise Not to Answer

How did MSCW maintain its segregationist enrollment policy after the Civil Rights Act of 1964? The answer is simple: If no black students applied for admission, then no black students could be admitted, and the school would not be guilty of discrimination.

All of the materials were found in the papers of President Charles P. Hogarth or his administration, suggesting that he authorized and/or approved of these procedures. The names of prospective students and admissions staff have been redacted for privacy.

Letters from Prospective Students, 1964-65.
Mississippi University for Women Archives. Charles P. Hogarth Collection.