Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This yearbook page includes a photograph of the 1973 University of Richmond football team. The photo shows ten black athletes on the team. It also has a roster of players and coaching staff, and a description of the season.

This article highlights the first black athlete given a full scholarship to the University of Richmond. Norman Williams was offered a full-ride for his achievements in track and field at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Williams was also…

This article describes the sentiments felt by members of the basketball team about the last year of University of Richmond's season in the Southern Conference. The starting center, Mike Morton, explains his "disappointment" with their season and…

This article highlights the signing of Carlton Mack to the basketball team. Mack was the first black athlete to be signed by the University of Richmond and chose Richmond over other prestigious schools like Dartmouth, Davidson, Lafayette, and Western…

This article discusses the appointment of the first black student on the Richmond College senate. After a former senator, Dwight Inge, stepped down from his position, Stanley Davis took his place. This is the first account of a black student being a…

This article outlines the "Black Students Day" event that students at University of Richmond organized with the hopes of "familiarizing] the blacks with the University of Richmond and make them realize that Richmond has something to offer them." The…

This memo recaps a meeting which Austin E. Grigg and Dean Gehring attended to discuss potential cooperative programs between University of Richmond, Randolph Macon College, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and Virginia Union University. Deans…

University of Richmond dean, Austin E. Grigg, wrote this letter to the principal of Carver High School, Mr. William A. Brown, to inform him that the University of Richmond now offers financial aid under all Federal Funding programs. In the letter,…
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