Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The accounting department photograph in The Web 1980 features Raymond Slaughter, who is presumably the first black professor in the Robin's School of Business. He was granted tenure in 1986. According to the

The first full-time black faculty member, Dr. Lorenzo Simpson, was hired in 1976 and taught in the philosophy department. Simpson was granted tenure in 1983. At the University during this time, black people were mainly employed as janitors,…

This article discusses "the concert problem" in which the author believes that concert committee never had enough time to obtain a decent band at a reasonable price for homecoming. Though the students were given the opportunity to have a concert…

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…

This document is a letter from Homer A. Holt to David F. Cavers, the Associate Dean and Professor of Law of Harvard Law School and Chairman of Special Committee for the Association of American Law Schools, that was sent on September 8, 1955. Holt…

This document is a report, "B. S. U. Resolution of Purpose on the Issue of Racial Discrimination," created by the Baptist Student Union (BSU); there are copies of the resolution’s revisions. The first page was ripped and taped back together; it…

This report, "Desegregation in Higher Education," was written on February 13, 1963—nearly ten years after the Brown v. Board decision—by the Southern Regional Council. It included a list of "formerly all-white colleges and universities of the 17…

This document, "Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School," was attached to the end of "Report of Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955." In this document, Ribble acknowledged…

This document is a report titled "Report of Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955" written by the Association of American Law Schools. The report outlined the Association’s new policies on equal opportunity in legal education and the…

This letter was sent from Peter R. Neal, a member of the University of Richmond’s Class of 1959, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on May 22, 1968; Neal mistakenly addressed the letter to "Dr. Charles…
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