Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this article, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) President Warren W. Brandt accuses federal civil rights officials of making busy work in their push for more desegregation. According to Dr. Brandt, "VCU has fully complied with federal edicts…

This article describes the Lambda Coalition and the purpose of the organization to create a space for the LGBTQ community on the University of Richmond campus. Members of the organization share testaments of how the coalition works to raise…

This memo recaps a meeting which Austin E. Grigg and Dean Gehring attended to discuss potential cooperative programs between University of Richmond, Randolph Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Virginia Union University. Deans…

This is an August 2, 1968 memorandum from Austin E. Grigg, Dean of Richmond College. The memo is addressed to President George Modlin and CC’s Provost Smart. Grigg writes this memo after the joint meeting at University Center designed to facilitate…

This article describes obscene phone calls and harassment experienced by Westhampton College students. Students describe the calls as frightening and scary. A freshman in Lora Robins Court described receiving a regular phone call after arriving home…

In the first installment of the “Coming out of hiding: Homosexuals at UR” series, Kevin Kendall writes about the experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students on campus The article includes excepts from anonymized interviews with…

A forum talk show known as College Talk, previously called UR Talks, entertains callers and listeners as juniors Allan Young and Todd Flora co-host the show together. Their talk show tackles difficult discussions such as homosexuality and sex, while…

This is an article found in the September 6, 1993 copy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch Theatre/Dance section. Two pages--one full article--was found on J1 and J6. J1 explores the pros and cons with the development of university theatre departments…

University of Richmond alum Edward Pruden Jr. speaks out against racial insults to the Armstrong-Kennedy High School drill team that performed at the halftime of the UR-VCU basketball game. According to Pruden, UR students yelled racial insults,…

The article “SOBA Activities Hampered This Year” published on December 7th, 1978, describes the decline in Students Organizing for Black Awareness (SOBA) club members, and as a result the few number of events hosted by the club. The former…
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