Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In the article "Our Day: The South, The North, The Negro" published by The Collegian on March 8th, 1940, that describes the large amount of support the Democratic Party received from black people in the election season. "With ardent promises to look…

The article "Our Day: The Poll Tax in Virginia, Democracy in Virginia," published by The Collegian December 3rd, 1937, was a response to an article published by the Southern Planter. The author of the article published by the Southern Planter was in…

The article "Sabbath Glee Club To Sing Sunday" published by The Collegian on February 4th, 1936 announces the return of an all black choir to the University of Richmond's campus to perform at Vespers. The Richmond Sabbath Glee Club was formed to…

The article, "Insight on Outlook" published on March 11th, 1960, starts off by quoting Abraham Lincoln, the article goes on to question the legitimacy of the notion that in the United States of America all men are equal. The article invites the…

The article in The Collegian called “B.S.U. Adopts Resolution on Racial Issue,” published May 16th, 1958 discusses the Virginia Student Baptist Union (BSU) at their spring retreat held April 18-20, 1958, at which they adopted a resolution…

This article published by The Collegian on October 26th, 1923, called, "Thief In Dormitory Halted By Matron" describes a black man suspected of stealing at Randolph-Macon Women's College being pursued by a matron at gunpoint. Mrs. F. M. Mitchell…

The article, "Race Conditions Discussed in Class" published by The Collegian on October 26th, 1923 is about Brunor Lasker engaging his class in discussion about racism. Brunor Lasker was the associate editor of The Survey and worked with the…

Dr. A.A. Brill was a renowned professor of psychology at New York University (NYU) and a well known psychoanalyst. In an interview he said, "Women's chief interest in life and man is to have children. No woman living was ever satisfied by a career…

On December 1st 1950, The Collegian published an article called “UR Confederate Spider 3 Years Old.” The article tells the story of how the University of Richmond’s logo the Spider got transformed into the Confederate Spider in which the Spider…

The Registrar's appendix report on registration shows that University College had 1,071 students enrolled. The report also shows the ethnic makeup of University of Richmond. There were 25 hispanic students, 5 American Indian or Alaskan Native, 17…
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