Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This report from the Panel on the Composition of the Student Body includes a summary of opinions and recommendations from the annual departmental reports. Regarding recruitment, faculty believed that the University needed to increase the budget for…

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…

In this opinion, Butz displays his arguments for why coed housing would be beneficial for the campus and its students. He claims that since women and men have to learn to interact with each other to be successful after college, coed housing will…

This is the Annual Report for Richmond College for the 1968-1969 school year, the first year the University enrolled black residential students. They had 1,344 students enrolled, which was a slight decline from the year before where they had 1,363…

This article summarizes the history of "Old Columbia" (then called the Columbia building), which was the first building established as a part of the University of Richmond. The building was made for the Virginia Baptist Seminary as a space to move…

This article described Freeman Hall and the person behind its name, Douglas Southall Freeman. Freeman Hall was built in 1965. The article described Freeman's work as a writer, academic, and educator as well as his connection to the University of…

This article -- published on October 23, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the discontent that black students had toward the way students, faculty, and even parents treated them at the University of Richmond. Students who were interviewed described…

The photo in the middle (left) features two black men. The two black men seem like workers at the University of Richmond based on their outfits and tools. This photograph is just one of many snapshots that displayed Richmond College men's activities.…

Carol Silver, a Westhampton College student, wrote President George Modlin a letter expressing how impressed she was by the University's new stance on integration. The University of Richmond enrolled its first black student in 1964 at the University…

This page is shown at the beginning of the yearbook. It shows a variety of photographs of the students' "temporary home" when students were displaced from the campus when it was used as a debarkation hospital during World War I. Students were housed…
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