Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v.…

The article reports on the formation of a women's liberation group on campus. Beth Marschak, head of the organization, said that the shock "is effective in getting people thinking." She mentions that many students have ideas that conform to many…

In this article, the author talks about the second annual Women's Lifestyle Conference sponsored by the Westhampton College Government Association in 1976. Folk singer Deborah McColl not only performed to begin the conference, but also spoke on the…

This article is about the upcoming WILL (Women Involved in Living and Learning) Awareness Week happening from September 30 to October 4, 1991. Throughout the week, WILL intends to introduce new students to the program and to clarify the role of WILL…

This article describes a guest speaker, Virginia Hackney, who was a T.C. Williams Law School graduate and chairman of the Business Law Committee of the Virginia Association. Hackney spoke at the "Focus '82" program, a conference "oriented towards…

This reports on guest lecturer for the Stafford Lecture Series Dr. Janet Wilson James, who is an associate professor of history at Boston College. She talks about how the roots of the women's liberation movement "extend back to the end of the 19th…

This letter to the editor, published on November 21, 1974, advocated for the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Since Congress had set March 1979 as the ratification deadline for ERA, 1974 was one of the major years to garner as much…

Student Alisa G. Mayor argues that the trend to recruit more women and minorities into the Sciences reflects a historic pattern of women’s progress in America only occurring at the convenience of men. She cites the invention of the typewriter and…

In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…
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