Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

This article was published in The Collegian in 1989 and features an interview with then University of Richmond president, Richard L. Morrill. In this piece, Morrill discusses the University's diversity issue and emphasizes the need to broaden its…

This Collegian article discussed President Heilman's speech at the Virginia Baptist General Association. The speech was in response to the association's decision to permit churches to stop the funding of University of Richmond due to its recent…

This article highlights the first black athlete given a full scholarship to the University of Richmond. Norman Williams was offered a full-ride for his achievements in track and field at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Williams was also…

In this letter from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to University President George M. Modlin, Chair Dr. Eloise Severinson, expresses the office’s appreciation concerning the University…

This 1969 Collegian article details the story of Pranom Chongvatana, a Richmond graduate student in the evening division of University College from Thonburi, Thailand. Chongvatana described as a "diminutive 28-year old" plans to use her degree in…

CIGNA scholarships at the University of Richmond were granted to qualified black high school students and would provide up to $5,000 for each of their four years at the University. This program funded by the CIGNA Corporation of Philadelphia began in…

According to University director of admissions, Thomas N. Pollard Jr., the University struggled to recruit minority students compared to state-supported schools as well as predominantly black universities. Pollard explained that the University’s…

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…

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…
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