Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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…

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…

In an article describing orientation, the article mentions that incoming freshmen women are taught "tradition, rules, history and 'What is expected of a Westhampton Lady.'"

In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…

The author of this letter, who is the feature editor of the Citadel literary magazine, advertises their "Parade of Southern Belles" feature, which he asserts "is not a beauty contest, but more of a parade or exhibit of Southern girls." He then asks…

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…

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…

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…
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