Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a report on the current state and history of minority students on campus as well as student engagement with minorities from the University of Richmond in 1973. This fact sheet lists the efforts the University of Richmond has made with…

This 1991 announcement details that Martin Luther King III will be a featured speaker at the Hands Around the Lake Event on February 2. King is described as a representative for then President Jimmy Carter, and "helped to establish a non-violence…

This is the Annual Report on Westhampton College from the Director of Admissions and Placement, Mary-Allen Anderson, for the 1970-1971 academic year. Anderson began the report by explaining Westhampton College's recruiting efforts from the fall which…

As University of Richmond students watched the televised Black Action Movement at the University of Massachusetts, discussions and debates followed regarding instances of racism happening on campus. Sociology professors Henry Stewart and Willie Dell,…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

Famous Hampton Quartet scheduled to sing at the Sunday Vespers held at the Cannon Memorial Chapel at 7:00 pm Sunday evening. The quartet comes to Richmond every year on an annual tour through the state; tours made to arouse interest in the work and…

Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

This Collegian article summarizes a talk by Ishmail Conway during Black History Month about the misunderstanding of Black fraternities and sororities. Conway traces the history of Black Greek organizations to the early 20th century, and stresses the…

Two Westhampton College students--Rebecca Fewkes WC'92 and Cynthia Paces WC'92--started a weekly Race and Gender Issues Forum to speak about and reflect on issues regarding gender and race on campus. Everyone on campus is invited due to the "growing…
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