Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This document was a program containing details about the University of Richmond’s 1965-1966 athletic season. On the front of the program was the picture of a white, male basketball player; "Captain Johnny Moates" was next to the picture. On the…

This document is a letter from Dean Martin L. Shotzberger to Edwin J. Merrick, the head football coach at the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 10, 1964. In this letter, Shotzberger attached a letter he sent to Ronald C. Smith, a student.…

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 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 article discusses the decision by the Office of Civil Rights to drop its Title IX investigation of alleged sex discrimination in athletics" at the College of William & Mary. This decision was made because of a prior ruling involving the…

This article is the last in a three-part series that was taken from a report by Editorial Projects for Education Inc., that addresses problems faced by colleges in dealing with increasing laws and regulations enforced by Congress. According to Wolk,…

This article expressed that the chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Clarence M. Pendleton, Jr., warned that enforcement of Title IX could be “severely undermined if the government does not appeal a ruling by a federal district court…

This article highlights the first black athlete given a full scholarship to the University of Richmond. Norman Williams was offered a full-ride for his achievements in track and field at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Williams was also…

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…
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