Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is the Annual Report of Religious Activities for Westhampton College of the University of Richmond for the 1970-1971 academic year that was submitted by Jean Mahaffey, the Director of Religious Activities. She began the report by explaining how…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

The article in The Collegian called “B.S.U. Adopts Resolution on Racial Issue,” published May 16th, 1958 discusses the Virginia Student Baptist Union (BSU) at their spring retreat held April 18-20, 1958, at which they adopted a resolution…

The article "Black Liberation Means An End To White Power," explores Black Theology and the work of Dr. James H. Cone who believed that Christianity supports oppression and slavery. To him, Christianity was a tool of White Power that needed to be…

This article was written to highlight the words and writing of Angela Davis. She spent her career focusing on the stereotypes of black men and the oppression of black women, especially during suffrage movements. She debunked the "myth" of the black…

This article outlines a group of University of Richmond and Virginia Union University students holding several racial awareness sessions at Center House in the Churchill neighborhood of Richmond in an attempt to break down barriers between black and…

This article reports the outcomes of a debate on Monday, April 12, 1944, held between 4 teams--2 from the Philologian Literary Society, 2 from the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society, with one negative and one affirming team each. They debated on if…

This article announces the election results for the S.C. Mitchell literary society. Lawrence Burnette, Fletcher Stiers, Andrew Sullivan, Reynolds Rackett, Charles Wainman, Thomas Fletcher, O.J. Graham, and Lincoln Baxter were placed in their various…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This Collegian article is aimed to notify students of a "racial awareness session" organized by both the University of Richmond and Virginia Union University. Through activities such as showcasing a race sensitivity film, the session aims to produce…
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