Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this article, the author discussed how the main campus of the University was “truly integrated” for the first time. In the fall of 1968, five full-time black students were admitted to the main campus. The author claimed that there had been…

This article from the Richmond News Leader focuses on the development of racial integration in Virginia colleges, and its acceptance in campus life. Although integration is occurring, the percentage of black students on formerly all-white campuses is…

This article discusses the imbalanced in black men to black women at the University of Richmond. Black students made up only 1% of the school's population, with only six black women enrolled at the time. This imbalance led to black students to seek…

This article outlines a group of University of Richmond and Virginia Union University students holding several racial awareness sessions at Center House in the Churchill neighborhood of Richmond in an attempt to break down barriers between black and…

This article recounted a racially mixed meeting planned by the Richmond Human Relations Commissions between University of Richmond and Virginia Union University students to discus racial awareness, prejudice, and discrimination. This session began…

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…

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…

This article discusses how Professor Hancock, a "colored teacher of sociology at the Union College of Richmond," came into Dr. Harlan’s sociology class at the University of Richmond. Hancock’s talk was titled, "The Negro and His…

In this 1972 Collegian article, there is a brief description of the table tennis match between Virginia Union University and University of Richmond. The table tennis tournament took place on both campuses, and Virginia Union is described to have…

This article talks about pressure from the federal government to integrate the University of Richmond by getting more black students, faculty, and staff.The university spokesman said that the President, Dean of Education, and the Provost were not…
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