Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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These pages are from the 1953 University of Richmond yearbook, The Web. It contains information about the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. The page discusses the achievements of the Alpha Chi Chapter, which is the chapter name at the University of…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

This article describes how state Republican, A. Douglas Smith, Jr., spoke to the local YMCA. Smith believes that the YMCA is one of the most valuable organizations on campus, and that it has the power to effect change around campus. He suggests that…

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 article -- published on September 11, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the potential addition of University of Richmond's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma. In the article, it mentions Richmond senior, James Reed, who would serve…

This article -- published on October 23, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the discontent that black students had toward the way students, faculty, and even parents treated them at the University of Richmond. Students who were interviewed described…

This article published on December 9, 1982, in The Collegian, focuses on a retrial for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on charges of theft. In this article, Pi Kappa Alpha accuses Phi Beta Sigma's of being an ineligible voting member of the IFC because…

The University of Richmond's Interfraternity Council (IFC) voted in 1980 to expand and accept the historically black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma, according to an article called "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity" published in The Collegian on…

Towards the end of the fraternities section in the 1969 yearbooks, a couple of photographs can be seen. In one of those photographs, a white photographer can be seen taking pictures of two African American children. The girl can be seen sitting on a…

This photograph collage found in The Web 1952 features two photos with racist and/or offensive material. On the first page in the middle, all the way to the right, there is a picture of two students, one who is wearing a cap with the Nazi swastika on…
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