Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is an instruction sheet distributed to Westhampton College dining hall waitresses in 1948 by Marion H. Hamilton, Dean of Students at Westhampton College. The instructions demand that a worker, described as “in a sense, a…

This undated administrative report titled “Information for HEW Letter” included a series of numbered paragraphs regarding the recruitment of black students at the University. Though it is uncertain who wrote the report, Dean Grigg and the Senior…

This report, "Desegregation in Higher Education," was written on February 13, 1963—nearly ten years after the Brown v. Board decision—by the Southern Regional Council. It included a list of "formerly all-white colleges and universities of the 17…

This is the Affirmative Action Plan for The T.C. Williams School Of Law. This document acknowledges the responsibility of the T.C Williams School of Law as a part of the University of Richmond to provide equal opportunity to minority students.This…

This report entitled "Affirmative Action Plan for the Graduate Student Division of the University of Richmond" outlines the problem area, action oriented programs, financial aid and the placement for the Graduate Student Division of the University of…

The student life section of the 1974 president's report discusses the increased involvement of students in "the life and governance of the institution." Due to the increased interest of students in the social rules, there was an amendment to the…

Under the student affairs section of the annual Westhampton College report, Dean Gehring talked about the continued support by YWCA of the Nigerian international student Irene Ebhomielen. She further mentioned the fundraisers organized to arrange…

As part of its annual project of sponsoring an international student to attend the University of Richmond, YWCA sponsored Irene Ebhomielen, a Nigerian student. Many arrangements were made for her accommodation, tutoring, and introduction to the…

According to Dean Gehring, an increased interest has been seen from the university faculty and students to recruit a diversified student body. They wanted to recruit students from other socio-economic, racial, and geographic backgrounds. About 12…

Under the student government section of the Richmond College report, the sponsoring of Black Student Day is discussed. The Senate sponsored a day for black students from the Richmond area to be guests on campus in the month of April. An informative…
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