Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The top left photograph from the "Lifestyles" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts two women sitting in a Gray dorm room, in which, 116 years after the end of the Civil War, walls are decorated with Confederate Flags.

The center photograph from the "Greeks" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts the Kappa Alpha fraternity posing in front of Confederate flags.

This article published by The Collegian on October 26th, 1923, called, "Thief In Dormitory Halted By Matron" describes a black man suspected of stealing at Randolph-Macon Women's College being pursued by a matron at gunpoint. Mrs. F. M. Mitchell…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

In this oral history interview, Dominic Finney (R ‘99) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Jenifer Yi (‘22) on June 12, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and fifteen minute interview, Finney…

In this oral history interview, Michael Kizzie (R ‘81) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Johnnette Johnson (‘20) on June 22, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Kizzie discussed his…
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