Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this University of Richmond Collegian editorial, written in response to “actor-entertainer” Bill Cosby donating $20 million to Spelman College, white student Rick Mayes attempts to argue that if all-white institutions and organizations are…

The 1967 edition of the Messenger's theme was "controversy." Its final piece, "The 20th Century vs. The U of R," argues that the University should have less of an influence on students' morality and not act as their "guardian." The piece's author,…

This September 22, 1979 letter is from Dewey E. Dodds, Director of the Office for Civil Rights Region III, and is addressed to University of Richmond President Dr. E. Bruce Heilman. Dodds begins the letter by expressing appreciation to University…

This is a letter to the Honorable Joseph A. Califano Jr., who was the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) in Washington D.C. from the President of the University of Richmond, E. Bruce Heilman. President Heilman is commending Calfano for…

This letter from President George M. Modlin to Dr. W. Kenneth Haddock, Chief of the Education Branch of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), confirms with Dr. Haddock his plans to visit the University of Richmond along with Mr.…

This letter is from W. Kenneth Haddock, Chief of the Education Branch of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), to President George M. Modlin concerning the University's compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which…

This letter from W. Kenneth Haddock, Chief of the Education Branch of the Department Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), confirms with President George M. Modlin plans for Dr. Haddock to visit the University from February 28 to March 1, 1968. This…

In this Collegian opinion piece, black student Harvey Whitney relates a quote from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man to his personal experience of being considered invisible by white and black students at the University of Richmond. Whitney cites…

This anonymous opinion piece begins by noting that Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi would be speaking at the University of Richmond's commencement, and asks the questions: "Isn't it ironic to have a black head of state at the University of Richmond?"…

In this opinion piece, second-year student at the T.C. Williams School of Law Victor Mba-Jonas responds to an opinion piece written by Mr. Scott Shepard criticizing the name change and mere existence of the Multicultural Student Union (MSU) at the…
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