Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Isabelle Sevilla Thomas, pictured in the top left photograph, was one of the first black women to attend the University of Richmond's main campus after integration came into effect. She was from Richmond, Virginia and graduated with a B.A. in Russian…

Madieth P. Malone—pictured in the second row, third column—was a black student from Richmond, Virginia that graduated with a B.A. in speech and dramatic arts. She was the historian for Alpha Psi Omega; recording secretary and historian…

The bottom photograph on the Rifle Team page features a Confederate Spidey patch next to a NRA (National Rifle Association) safe hunter patch on what is presumably a rifle team uniform. Rather than holding the Confederate flag like in most other…

The bottom photograph features Madieth Malone, the first black student in the University Players, which was a theater group that staged productions on campus. She was one of the first black women to attend the main campus after integration came into…

The top photograph features members of the Karate Club, which has three Vietnamese students: Huan Van Tran, Hi Van Tran, and Hoa Van Tran.

Fraternity members of Kappa Alpha pose with a large Confederate flag. In the background is a picture of Robert E. Lee, who is listed as the 49th member in the bottom right. The description of Kappa Alpha mentions "Dixie", a song often played at…

This picture of the freshman football team in The Web 1972 features two black football players—Ricky Gay and Henry Owens.
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