Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article desribes the process through which Anita Bryant, a singer and opponent of civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, was invited to the Robins Center on October 8, 1977. Bryant's efforts led to repeals of anti-discriminiation on the basis of…

This document is a letter from George W. Jennings, an Associate Professor of Economics, to President George M. Modlin that was sent on March 26, 1964. According to Jennings, at the School of Business Administration’s faculty meeting, Jennings…

In this 1951 letter from Edmond H. Brill, Jr. to Dr. George M. Modlin, Brill attaches a script for Modlin to read on Radio Station WRNL. At this time, Modlin served as the President of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce; the speech explains that the…

This article in The Collegian describes the dedication of the Margaret E. James Memorial Music Room. Margaret’s father, Dr. James, donated a fully furnished music room to Westhampton College in 1933, in honor of his daughter Margaret James. Dr.…

This article in The Collegian discusses policy at the University of Richmond throughout the 1900's. It discusses policy for both Westhampton College and Richmond College, and lists some of the more interesting or "strange" pieces of campus policy.

This entry in The Messenger discusses some of the rules in Southern women's colleges. The entry suggests that colleges should treat women differently than convents. The entry also says that one look at the rules is enough to show that the whole…

This article from 1936 describes how Yomeo Tomita, the "Japanese friend of the campus" spoke at the Philologian Literary Society. Mr. Tomita said that he did not believe the peace movements in America meant peace between Japan and the United States.…

This article from 1936 describes how Dr. Hundley Wiley, a sociology professor at the University of Shanghai, China, and alumni of University of Richmond, will speak in the Canon Memorial Chapel at the weekly Vesper service. Dr. Wiley is the son of a…

This article describes how state Republican, A. Douglas Smith, Jr., spoke to the local YMCA. Smith believes that the YMCA is one of the most valuable organizations on campus, and that it has the power to effect change around campus. He suggests that…

This article describes a talk given by a missionary from China, Mrs. McLaughlin. During the talk, Mrs. McLaughlin described the various phases of life in China, and said that China offers a "field of great possibilities." She believes that the China…
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