Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article addresses the struggle that female athletes face in maintaining their femininity in their sport. Barnum refers to a female student athlete who feels that there are more feminine female athletes than people believe, and that women often…

This article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…

The author, with input from Dry Dock campus snack shop manager John Ruggiero, discussed the changes in food options, mostly prompted by the food committee, at the Dry Dock 1978. Some of the changes included extending meal ticket hours, offering a…

This article -- published on February 21, 1980, in The Collegian -- is a feature in which the University of Richmond's Intrafraternity Council (IFC) held a meeting to vote on the addition of the campus's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.…

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…

The article described a Mortar Board sponsored forum on Title IX held at the University and indicated that students received few concrete answers due to a pending court decision on whether the University’s athletic programs violated the sex…

This document is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond, to James V. Larkin, the Director of Bands, that was sent on January 26. 1973. Heilman told Larkin that it was "good judgment on [his] part to substitute the…

The article talks about Weldon Edwards, University of Richmond's first black football player to receive a grant-in-aid. Edwards had many schools to choose from, but ultimately chose Richmond because of how prestigious a school it was and how close it…

The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who…

The article "More Black Recruitment Proposed," published by The Collegian April 3rd, 1986, discusses whether or not there was a need to recruit more black students. The Students Affairs office would have been in charge of hiring a black minority…
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