Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity"

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Article "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity"

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The University of Richmond's Interfraternity Council (IFC) voted in 1980 to expand and accept the historically black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma, according to an article called "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity" published in The Collegian on February 2nd, 1980. Former president of the IFC, Wayne Biggs, said that it was originally the idea of some basketball players to bring a black fraternity to UR. At the time of the article, there was only one black student in a fraternity, among a total of 11 fraternities on campus.

Source

Doutney, Bernadette. "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity" The University of Richmond Collegian LXVI, no.17, (February 21, 1980): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19800221.2.4&srpos=47&e=--1920---2000--en-50--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1980-02-21

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Doutney, Bernadette, “Article "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 20, 2020, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1704.