Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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University of Richmond alum Edward Pruden Jr. speaks out against racial insults to the Armstrong-Kennedy High School drill team that performed at the halftime of the UR-VCU basketball game. According to Pruden, UR students yelled racial insults,…

This anonymous opinion piece begins by noting that Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi would be speaking at the University of Richmond's commencement, and asks the questions: "Isn't it ironic to have a black head of state at the University of Richmond?"…

Jim Winders’ article expresses significant discontent with the information he has researched in regards to the prison penal system. Winders chose to write the piece following a tour of the Virginia State Penitentiary sponsored by the Department of…

This article describes an incident involving the brother of President Jimmy Carter, Billy Carter. The incident, as reported by United Press International, included Carter making a racially offensive comment to a black politician, Carter Gilmore.…

This letter from Chairman Glenn T. Seaborg of the United States Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) stated that the AEC issued a new regulation which prohibited discrimination in any program or activity receiving financial assistance from the AEC. It was…

This is a letter from David S. Seeley, the Special Assistant to the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), acknowledging the receipt of Form HEW-441, Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Health, Education,…

This agreement from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) states that the University will give assurance of compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L. 88-352) and all requirements imposed by or pursuant to the…

This article describes a speech given by Dave Meggyesy, a former professional football player and author, in the Cannon Memorial Chapel the previous Thursday. Meggyesy offered his opinion on the university’s athletic department, in particular the…

This letter to the editor was written in response to a lead story on the resignation of Michael White, former chairman of the Judicial Council of Richmond College. White’s resignation stemmed from the decision of Richard Mateer, Dean of Richmond…

This document is a report entitled "Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption)" written by the Association of American Law Schools. The report was attached to a…
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