Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) created new committees in order to address issues regarding student life. There were four committees created: Discussion groups, Educational, Religious programs, and Social relations. The discussion groups…

Howard Kester from the Federation of Reconciliation, a religious nonviolent organization, addressed Rolvix Harlan's sociology class on race relations. In the talk, Kester advocated for white students to shift their perspectives on view Black people.…

Published in 1919, this Collegian article discussed the address by Secretary McGrew, State YMCA Secretary for the "negro race." The article called the event a "treat" because not many students had heard an "educated negro" speak before or heard him…

This article describes the local YMCA creating a program for "students who are facing and attempting to solve problems of the campus, of race, of war, of industry and all manner of pertinent human relationship." The article states, “in seeking a…

This Collegian article discusses Dr. Ryland's lecture to the YMCA on The Effect of War on Religion. According to him, war brings people closer to God. He urged students to continue cultivating the spirit of energy if they hope to succeed. The lecture…

This article is about the University of Richmond's participation in the Christian World Educational Conference, also known as Education Week, which was sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the Young Women's Christian…

In an attempt to foster better social relations, Westhampton College’s freshmen and juniors will attend Richmond College’s dining hall, and Richmond’s sophomores and seniors will attend the Westhampton dining hall on Friday night. After dinner,…

The Christian World Educational Conference, also known as Education Week, which was sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), came to a close after two days of educational sessions. One of the four main focuses of the conference was…

This article describes a recent seminar sponsored by the Y.W.C.A. in which a variety of speakers discussed the nature of their areas of expertise. Dean Martha Lucas opened with a discussion of world religion, followed by Betsy Rice and Leah Levin…

This article discusses the planning of events for the year 1923 by YMCA. One of the events planned by them is a minstrel show. All the proceeds from the show would help YMCA members attend the annual YMCA conference.
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