Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article talks about how freshman Norman Williams was the highlight of the recent VMI relays for the Spiders after breaking the long jump record. Williams broke the 16-year-old record by 2 inches. As a freshman, he competed in the triple jump,…

This article describes the sentiments felt by members of the basketball team about the last year of University of Richmond's season in the Southern Conference. The starting center, Mike Morton, explains his "disappointment" with their season and…

This article indicated that the Justice Department’s lack of appeal to the decision banning investigation of sex discrimination in UR’s athletic department “warded off a probe at the College of William and Mary.” Ronald Gilliam, deputy…

This yearbook page includes a photograph of the 1973 University of Richmond football team. The photo shows ten black athletes on the team. It also has a roster of players and coaching staff, and a description of the season.

This picture in the athletics section of the 1951 yearbook shows all the 1950 varsity athletes and coaches. Amongst the coaches, a black man can be seen standing at the left corner. Although only his first name, "Esau," is given, it can be determined…

The editorial "Spirit" published by The Collegian December 7th, 1972 highlights school spirit at the University of Richmond. Due to a popular and high profile basketball game there was an influx in school spirit. The article additionally commends…

The article “Spider Coaches Sign Prep Stars,” published May 22nd, 1970, is about the basketball recruits for the year. Carlton Mack, Richmond’s first black basketball player was one of these recruits. The article describes his height, and…

The article discusses the outstanding rally of the year presented at the stadium in celebration of the traditional rivalry between University of Richmond and William and Mary. Demonstrated in the Thanksgiving Day gridiron classic, widely-known…

This article talks about Marydee Lowe, a junior of Westhampton College from Tsingtau, China, and how she was honored by the Athletic Association of Westhampton for her many achievements in sports. She was awarded with her blazer for making her…

This article talks about the University of Richmond's anticipated football game against William & Mary and its mascot, the Indian. The campus held an annual rally or "trial" as they referred to it. For the "trial," they pretended to discuss the…
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