Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

At a Future Teachers of America Club meeting in March of 1956, the members discussed how integration would affect teachers. Mrs. Zada D. Carver, senior counselor and sponsor of the FTA Club at John Marshall High School, and Dr. Spencer D. Albright,…

This article consists of information regarding a production by the University Players titled “Conquest of My Brother,” their second production of the 1975-1976 season. The production about the “200-year struggle between the American…

This article discusses a University Campus Forum determining that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) charges against the University for reflecting a racist image were justified, by a 43-31 vote. Before the vote, there was a…

This page from The Web 1980 features remarks from Dr. James Erb, a professor of music and director of the University Choir and Schola Cantorum, in the section "Looking Back: 150 Years at the University of Richmond." Dr. Erb states that University of…

The accounting department photograph in The Web 1980 features Raymond Slaughter, who is presumably the first black professor in the Robin's School of Business. He was granted tenure in 1986. According to the

The first full-time black faculty member, Dr. Lorenzo Simpson, was hired in 1976 and taught in the philosophy department. Simpson was granted tenure in 1983. At the University during this time, black people were mainly employed as janitors,…

This August 19, 1968, letter is from James A. Moncure, the Dean of University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The letter is addressed to Dr. George M. Modlin, then President of the University of Richmond. Moncure writes…

In this article, the author talks about Dean Keller of Westhampton College and Dr. Susan Lough, history professor, being interested in the series of lectures on current events being given by Mrs. John Glover Wilson, a speaker from Baltimore. The…

This entry includes a letter from Professor James E. Wood, Professor of Religious Studies at Baylor University, to the former President of the University of Richmond, George Modlin. Wood wrote that he was intrigued by the Report of the Joint…
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