Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is the Annual Report from the Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions for Richmond College submitted by the Director of Admissions, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., to President George M. Modlin for the 1970-1971 academic school year. That year,…

This is the Annual Report for the Richmond College Department of History for the 1969-1970 academic year. The Department urged the University to offer courses in African, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and Urban American history to fulfill the…

The Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools published these two reports for 1954. The Interim Report began by recounting how the 1953 Report of this special committee believed that the new committee of…

David F. Cavers, Associate Dean of Harvard Law School, wrote to President Modlin as the Chairman of the "Special Committee on Racial Discrimination of the Association of American Law Schools" for 1955. In 1951 the Articles of Association were amended…

Representatives from the Richmond College senior class gathered to decide on possible suggestions for speakers for the June 1971 graduation and baccalaureate. John Gardner, an American author, most remembered for his novel, Grendel, which was…

This Richmond News Leader article from 1957 was targeted towards an honors convocation speech that was delivered by the Atlantic Monthly editor, Edward Weeks, to University of Richmond graduates. Weeks claimed that the catalyst of the South's unique…

Education writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Robert Holland, wrote this article to cover a local interracial seminar for public schools, sponsored by the University of Richmond, held at University College, in 1967. Community leaders voiced their…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch published this article on June 06, 1961 in response to a commencement address given at the University of Richmond by Dr. Claudius O. Johnson. Dr. Johnson was a former professor of history and political science at…

This is a report on the current state and history of minority students on campus as well as student engagement with minorities from the University of Richmond in 1973. This fact sheet lists the efforts the University of Richmond has made with…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) got together to establish three goals for the 1977-1978 academic year. First, they wanted to see the University of Richmond "actively recruit blacks and minority students." To do so, they aimed to…
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