Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal on April 12, 1979 discusses how the law has changed to forbid "sex discrimination in educational institutions that get federal funds." It brings up that the Department of Health, Education, and…

This article highlights the Agnew Award given to the Virginia State University athletic department. A player named Walter L. Lovett Jr. was "in violation of the transfer and the academic requirements." The Trojans had to forfeit the two events Lovett…

This article describes the athletic eligibility problem at University of Richmond. The issue involves several athletes who do not have the required 1.6 GPA. The NCAA previously contacted Richmond about the average, which the athletic director said…
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