Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article published on October 19, 1989, in The Collegian, discusses the possible addition of black sororities to the University of Richmond -- Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. According to the article, the…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…

This article, published on October 1, 1992, in The Collegian, details the chartering of the University of Richmond's first black sorority, Delta Sigma Theta -- seven years after the first reference of this event. The title of the article uses…

The University of Richmond's Interfraternity Council (IFC) voted in 1980 to expand and accept the historically black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma, according to an article called "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity" published in The Collegian on…

The Collegian article "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority," published February 23rd, 1989, details black women appealing to the former Dean of Westhampton College, Patricia C. Harwood, and the Arts & Science faculty about bringing a historically…

This piece in The Collegian interviews five students on their opinions on bringing black sororities to University of Richmond's campus. Erwin Mathews said, "I think it's good, since our campus is all about diversity. Without the black Greeks, I don't…

Towards the end of the fraternities section in the 1969 yearbooks, a couple of photographs can be seen. In one of those photographs, a white photographer can be seen taking pictures of two African American children. The girl can be seen sitting on a…

This photograph collage found in The Web 1952 features two photos with racist and/or offensive material. On the first page in the middle, all the way to the right, there is a picture of two students, one who is wearing a cap with the Nazi swastika on…

This page from the Sigma Chi fraternity section shows a man and a woman at what seems to be a fraternity event. In the background, two black men can be seeing playing musical instruments. They seem to be part of the band invited to perform at the…

In this photograph from the 1952 yearbook, the president of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, Warren Long, can be seen in a picture with an African American man. All the people in the photograph can be seen smiling while Warren Long greets a woman…
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