Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Rayford L. Harris, Jr. (R’77) sat down with Rena Xiao (’20) and Eden Wolfer (’20) on July 1, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and forty minute interview, Harris…

In this oral history interview, James Reed (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Cole Richards (’21) on June 11, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one-hour interview, Reed spoke about his time…

In this oral history interview, Rueben Turner (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Jisu Song ('22) on June 19, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Turner spoke about his time as a…

There is an illustration of the Confederate spider in the athletics section page of the 1960 yearbook. It wears a baseball uniform and holds a baseball bat, baseball glove, and a confederate flag. "Confederate Spidey" was the university's…

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 article discusses the Title IX law passed by Congress in 1975, which grants women equal opportunity for scholarship as men. Westhampton College was at least 2 years behind major competitors at meeting the specifications of Title IX by 1978. The…

This article is a critique of the Reagan administration regarding two cases where the author believes the president is allowing discrimination. The first case is regarding Bob Jones University in South Carolina and Goldsboro Christian Schools in…

This letter is from Congressman David E. Satterfield III to Dr. E. Bruce Heilman criticizing the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for attempting to regulate Title IX. He says that he hopes to "be able to legislate in this…

In this letter, the Women’s Athletic Council at the University of Richmond addresses the Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The council is filing a complaint against the University of Richmond, given that the…

This report submitted by the Special Committee of the Board of Trustees and Administration was intended to "review the current level and manner of operations of varsity sports for both men and women at the University." The report focused on level of…
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