Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A Collegian column reflecting on tension in the South after the Little Rock Nine enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The author attempts to account for the hostility surrounding the Little Rock situation by relating the struggle for…

This letter was written to by Fredrick W. Boatwright Douglas Southall Freeman as a response to Freemans letter to Boatwright on March 18th, 1944. Boatwright expresses a willingless to comply with Freeman's suggestion to submit a reply to the…

This letter, published in the Collegian in 1944, was written by Dr. Frederic Boatwright, the president of the University of Richmond, and is addressed to students whom all signed a particular petition. The petition in question was created and signed…

This Collegian article discusses the results of the Supreme Court's ruling in 1954 in favor of public school desegregation. The article claimed that the trend was toward resegregation. Citing Washington as a "model city" for school integration in…

This letter is a response to a previous letter to the editor. The previous letter by George Iggers in May 1944 reproached the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society for the prejudice that they demonstrated in putting restrictions upon the discussion about…

This letter was sent on April 13, 1954, by L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Catchings wrote to Modlin regarding racial integration at the university. Catchings was a part of the Student Movement…

The Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools published these two reports for 1954. The Interim Report began by recounting how the 1953 Report of this special committee believed that the new committee of…

David F. Cavers, Associate Dean of Harvard Law School, wrote to President Modlin as the Chairman of the "Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools" for 1955. In 1951 the Articles of Association were amended…

This document is a letter from David F. Cavers, the Chairman of the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools, to T. Justin Moore, the Rector of the University of Richmond’s Board of Trustee, that was…

In this Collegian opinion piece, student Julie Ciccarone responds to a defense of the Greek system in response to a Collegian piece by student Greg Simonian titled “Enough is enough,” in which Simonian wonders why the Greek system gets…
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