Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Every year, the Women’s Lifestyles committee held “February Follies,” a week-long event with the goal of helping women look their best according to stereotypical gender norms. This year’s Follies featured a fashion show,…

Described here is a forum in which students and faculty discussed if women were "innately inferior" to men. One woman was even described as an "attractive blonde." The resolution was 61 against the claim and 26 for it. The arguments for women being…

This article talks about Congressman Gerry Studds, who was "burned at the stake by a large number of his constituents" after having "a brief consenting homosexual relationship with a congressional page." A petition signed by more than 300 citizens…

As part of a February Follies event devoted to self-improvement, The Lifestyles Committee put on a “fashion show, free hair styling and cutting and make-up demonstrations.” It was put on by the Lifestyles Committee which was directly…

This article reports on the political focus of the upcoming Messenger literary magazine. Contents of the magazine included a reprint of Dick Fitz's "Concerto Politico," a satirical piece titled "The Gullup Poll" by Dick Keith, cartoons by Bob Beasley…

This article refers to the new average measurements of Westhampton students in physical conditioning classes. Dr. Judith McMoran, chairman of the WC Department of Physical Education, reported these results and commented that "people are now assuming…

This 1977 article describes the changes in Westhampton College dress code and etiquette policy, detailing the ways that the college has become more progressive. The article, written by Sean Finnell, compares the Westhampton Handbook of that day, to…

This reports on guest lecturer for the Stafford Lecture Series Dr. Janet Wilson James, who is an associate professor of history at Boston College. She talks about how the roots of the women's liberation movement "extend back to the end of the 19th…

Westhampton and Richmond College students were questioned on their opinions surrounding the topic of the Women’s Liberation Movement. Opinions such as, "I'd hate to fix my own flat tires!" were expressed by Westhamptons students. There appeared to…

Despite his family having immigrated to the United States from Europe in the late 19th century, the author of this essay states, “I’ve no claim to be an American.” He establishes that his family has helped the government because it has helped…
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