Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter to the editor written by Richmond College sophomore David Burns outlines Burns' argument for the removal of dormitory visitation codes. At the time, women were only allowed in Richmond College dorms during specific hours on weekends,…

This article desribes the process through which Anita Bryant, a singer and opponent of civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, was invited to the Robins Center on October 8, 1977. Bryant's efforts led to repeals of anti-discriminiation on the basis of…

This feature includes responses by people, including one Resident Assistant, to the following question: How would you feel about a gay/lesbian/bisexual student organization on the UR campus? Though the "That's What You Think" feature usually included…

This is a letter from Dr. Eloise Severinson, Regional Civil Rights Director, on behalf of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to the President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin. In the letter, Dr. Severinson discusses…

In this “Important Notice,” from the National Science Foundation, Director Leland J. Haworth addressed Presidents of Colleges and Universities, Presidents of Professional Societies and Academies of Science, Heads of Institutes and other…

This letter from Chairman Glenn T. Seaborg of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) stated that the AEC issued a new regulation which prohibited discrimination in any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the AEC. It was…

This is a letter from David S. Seeley, the Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), acknowledging the receipt of Form HEW-441, Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Health, Education,…

This agreement from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) states that the University will give assurance of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) and all requirements imposed by or pursuant to the…

In this article, the author discussed how the main campus of the University was “truly integrated” for the first time. In the fall of 1968, five full-time black students were admitted to the main campus. The author claimed that there had been…

This letter to the editor was written in response to a lead story on the resignation of Michael White, former chairman of the Judicial Council of Richmond College. White’s resignation stemmed from the decision of Richard Mateer, Dean of Richmond…
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