Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article explains the death of Esau Brooks. Brooks, a black man, was the equipment manager and trainer at the University of Richmond. He was killed by the oil stove in his home. He had been working at the University of Richmond since 1914, when…

The author of this Collegian article recounts an interview with University of Richmond President Dr. George M. Modlin about a 1966 questionnaire on Virginia college integration that the he declined to answer because he thought it contained vague…

This letter to the editor—written by L.H. Zincone, Jr.—defended the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied orders and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest.…

This letter to the editor, written by Gail Lush, criticized the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, on probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Lush was…

In this article, a meeting where Dr. George Modlin spoke was summarized. After Dr. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, received a letter from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's civil rights director, he was asked to…

A Collegian article describing a chapel program given by Dr. Guines, an administrative assistant to the Superintendent of the Richmond city school system. This program occurred on a Tuesday and discussed the "Black Revolution in America: Perspectives…

A Collegian article discussing an open house held specifically for black high school students in the Richmond area as a response to the "realization that the University of Richmond lacks diversity among students..." The visitation day had been…

A Collegian article talking about six students from Hong Kong who attended Westhampton College. While all six girls were of Asian descent, only five claimed Hong Kong as their home. One student, Joyce Wan-Jung Chang, claimed Sao Paulo, Brazil as her…

A Collegian article recounting the controversy surrounding the play of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue…

A letter to the editor of the Collegian signed by 250 students on campus in response to Eva Wong's disciplining following the Westhampton College Song Contest. Wong, invited a friend from Union Theological Seminary, who was a black student originally…
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