Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is an opinion piece advocating for the University of Richmond to integrate in order to save its ROTC Program. The Board of Trustees was faced with the choice to either integrate or lose its ROTC program. In the article, the student urges the…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick in which he discusses being appointed Chairman of the "Committee on Racial/Ethnic Categories." He attaches a statement from the Federal Interagency Committee on Education that talks about racial categorization,…

This is a letter discussing the University's decision to comply with "government regulations regarding equal employment opportunity and the adjustment of all forms, questionnaires, and brochures." The administrator goes on to say that this will be…

This is a form used by department chairs to aid in recruiting minority faculty during the hiring process. The form is to be filled out and include the minority candidates' "minority category" according to Department of Health standards, and returned…

In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

This article discusses a University Campus Forum determining that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) charges against the University for reflecting a racist image were justified, by a 43-31 vote. Before the vote, there was a…

This article discusses University of Richmond students’ concerns regarding the Cambodian crisis and the deaths of four Kent State University students. On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard members shot at unarmed college students during a protest…

In this letter, Virginia Governor Linwood Holton replies to University of Richmond President George Modlin in regards to Modlin's October 8 letter to the Governor (available here). Modlin had requested Holton's assistance in dealing with the…

In this letter, University of Richmond President George Modlin wrote to Virginia Governor Lindwood Holton on October 8, 1970. Modlin wrote as a follow up to a telephone conversation the two had had earlier in the week in regards to the relationship…

This article addresses the threat posed to the further existence of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Richmond due to the university's non-compliance with integration. As the top of the article, theCollegianeditor…
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