Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article desribes the process through which Anita Bryant, a singer and opponent of civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, was invited to the Robins Center on October 8, 1977. Bryant's efforts led to repeals of anti-discriminiation on the basis of…

In this oral history interview, Marilyn Branch-Mitchell and Greg Mitchell sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of…

In this oral history interview, Greg Mitchell sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the forty minute interview,…

This undated handwritten note reads: "Athletic Department: 51 Negro athletes contacted for screening, 11 Negro athletes visit our campus, 15 Negro athletes will visit in future, 9 Negro athletes have been offered scholarships." It is believed this…

President George Modlin was writing Coach Frank Jones about recruiting "Negro" athletes. Modlin told Jones that every effort should be made to recruit "Negro" athletes in order to help them with athletic grants-in-aid and to attract other "negro"…

The article described a Mortar Board sponsored forum on Title IX held at the University and indicated that students received few concrete answers due to a pending court decision on whether the University’s athletic programs violated the sex…

This article discusses the Title IX law passed by Congress in 1975, which grants women equal opportunity for scholarship as men. Westhampton College was at least 2 years behind major competitors at meeting the specifications of Title IX by 1978. The…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department, inviting them to the eighth season of plays in James L. Camp Memorial Theatre. The recipients are given two…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Theatre department faculty or staff members, telling about how the University Players will continue the same ticket policy. The faculty or staff were entitled to two…

UR Interaction volume 14, issue 18, published by the Office of the Provost, provides announcements that include the inauguration date (October 23) for University President Samuel A. Banks, a deadline for PETE Grants (December 15), Boatwright Memorial…
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