Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This newspaper advertisement is for courses at University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The advertisement, in the Afro-American, a historically black newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, was specifically for evening…

This article explains a message from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to the University of Richmond that the school "still projects an image of exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." UR was the largest privately supported…

This Collegian article was meant to inform students of the integration of University College night classes. The article further stated that there was no intention of further integration into any other courses at University College, a facility opened…

This 1969 Collegian article details the story of Pranom Chongvatana, a Richmond graduate student in the evening division of University College from Thonburi, Thailand. Chongvatana described as a "diminutive 28-year old" plans to use her degree in…

This article, likely published in June 1964 in the Richmond News Leader,notes that the University of Richmond would be conferring a degree to a black student for the first time. The student was Walter Carpenter,a Petersburg resident and a civilian…

This June 6, 1964 article notes that the University of Richmond will for the first time be conferring a degree to a black student. The articles names Charles Carpenter (a mistake, the student's name was Walter Carpenter) as the student. It states…

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 letter was sent on July 16, 1965, by C. Hobson Goddin, a member of the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, to Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College. The committee wanted to place plaques on buildings in Richmond that served…

This September 7, 1971, letter is from Dr. Edward F. Overton, Dean of the Summer School at the University of Richmond, to Dr. Robert F. Smart, Provost of the University. Dr. Overton provides the amount of minority students in the University College…

In this letter from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to University President George M. Modlin, Chair Dr. Eloise Severinson, expresses the office’s appreciation concerning the University…
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