Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article reports that the University of Richmond was one of 6 colleges and universities to be awarded a $10,000 grant from the Prudential Insurance Co. of America intended to "expose students to diversity." The money was to be used to establish a…

This is a letter from the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Joseph A. Califano Jr, to various university presidents. He states that he has enclosed the remarks he delivered at the commencement at the College of New Rochelle in New…

This feature article published in 1999 highlights one of most momentous moments of the University of Richmond's history: E. Claiborne Robins' $50 million donation to the school during the Class of 1969 Commencement Ceremony. In the article, the…

University of Richmond dean, Austin E. Grigg, wrote this letter to the principal of Carver High School, Mr. William A. Brown, to inform him that the University of Richmond now offers financial aid under all Federal Funding programs. In the letter,…

This is an August 2, 1968 memorandum from Austin E. Grigg, Dean of Richmond College. The memo is addressed to President George Modlin and CC’s Provost Smart. Grigg writes this memo after the joint meeting at University Center designed to facilitate…

In an article published in The Collegian on February 24th 1983, called "Grants Open Doors for Minorities, But UR Social Life Remains Closed," black students expressed their frustration with the lack of social opportunities for them at the University…

This letter discusses an open admission policy for the University of Richmond that Professor Paul E. Hubbell of Ypsilanti, Michigan had contacted President E. Bruce Heilman about. The policy was studied by the Board of Trustees and a new policy was…

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…

Minister of Franklin Baptist Church, Ira D. Hudgins, wrote this letter to President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin, on February 20, 1967, to follow-up on the possibility of enrolling a Chinese student at Westhampton College. Minister…

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…
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