Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article reports on a debate held by the Mu Sigma Rho Literary Society, resolving that the Ku Klux Klan should be abolished. The debate, according to the article, "waxed hot on both sides, the decision finally going to the affirmative." In…

A student-authored article, titled "All Around The Lake", was featured in the 1949 Alumni Bulletin, offering a depiction of current social events at the University of Richmond. The article highlights events, such as the University mascot receiving a…

These pages are from the 1953 University of Richmond yearbook, The Web. It contains information about the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. The page discusses the achievements of the Alpha Chi Chapter, which is the chapter name at the University of…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

This article discusses an event/performance where Eta Sigma Phi converted the Westhampton College tearoom into a "Roman banquet-hall". This was done because they were hosting a traditional "Saturnalia". A "Saturnalia" was an ancient Roman festival…

This article discusses the speech that Dr. John H. Finley, editor of the New York Times delivered to various honorary fraternities the Honors Convocation on the University of Richmond's campus. Dr. Finley, a previous Princeton professor, believed in…

This article -- published on February 21, 1980, in The Collegian -- is a feature in which the University of Richmond's Intrafraternity Council (IFC) held a meeting to vote on the addition of the campus's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma.…

This article -- published on September 11, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the potential addition of University of Richmond's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma. In the article, it mentions Richmond senior, James Reed, who would serve…

This article published on December 9, 1982, in The Collegian, focuses on a retrial for Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity on charges of theft. In this article, Pi Kappa Alpha accuses Phi Beta Sigma's of being an ineligible voting member of the IFC because…

The Collegian published this article on April 12, 1990. This article discusses the lack of diversity at the University of Richmond, specifically focusing on the lack of racial diversity. The article expresses concerns that both students and faculty…
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