Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

This 1992 "That's What You Think" feature piece asks the question, "What do you think Black History Month is about?" to five Richmond students. Keith Tan, a freshman says that because he is not from this country, he does not really understand what it…

In this online University of Richmond Collegian article, sophomore and president of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Inc.’s chapter on campus, Destiny LeVere, decided to host a student panel to address race and racism at the University of Richmond.…

This Collegian article summarizes a talk by Ishmail Conway during Black History Month about the misunderstanding of Black fraternities and sororities. Conway traces the history of Black Greek organizations to the early 20th century, and stresses the…

Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

This University of Richmond Collegian article raises awareness for the work of the Minority Student Union (MSU) in sponsoring Black History Month events. These events, under the title “Unfinished Business: Fulfilling the Dream” include events…

The Collegian published an article on March 2, 1995, in regards to a protest held at Amelia County High School. Students held a sit in to protest the restrictions because a black teacher was restricted from wearing a traditional African headdress…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…

This article summarizes a discussion concerning the impact of race on social and academic life at the University of Richmond, led by a panel of two University students (Kim Green and Eric Freeman) and four alumni (Travis Williams, Tracy Jansen,…

This February 19, 1976 Collegian focuses on guest speaker Marcia Ann Gillespie -- editor-in-chief of Essence magazine -- who came to the Robins School of Business to speak for University of Richmond's Black History Month. The article acts as a…
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