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 opinion piece "By Turning Our Backs on Bussing We Turn Our Backs On Desegregation" published by The Collegian on November 18th, 1982, is about a decision made by the United States Commission on Civil Rights that supported the practice of school…

The University of Richmond's Interfraternity Council (IFC) voted in 1980 to expand and accept the historically black fraternity Phi Beta Sigma, according to an article called "IFC Vote: UR May Soon Have Black Fraternity" published in The Collegian on…

The article "Willie Dell, Gospel Choir Begin Black History Week" published by The Collegian February 3rd, 1977, details the schedule of Black History Week put on by Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union…

This Collegian article, "Black Sorority Seeks Charter at UR," from March 2nd, 1995, is about the historically black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), seeking a charter at University of Richmond. Despite there being nine historically black sororities…

The opinion piece "Collegian Forum," argues that the song "Dixie" had not been used as a racist symbol at the University of Richmond and that the black students should not take too much offense towards this song. "The song 'Dixie' should not be…

In an article published in The Collegian on February 24th 1983, called "Grants Open Doors for Minorities, But UR Social Life Remains Closed," black students expressed their frustration with the lack of social opportunities for them at the University…

The Collegian article “Richmond’s Slave History Depicted,” published February 18th, 1988, describes an exhibit held at the Valentine Museum called “In Bondage and Freedom: Antebellum Black Life in Richmond.” The exhibit highlights the…

The article "Diversity: Morrill creates Commission to Study Faculty, Students", published by The Collegian, on November 9th, 1989, describes the Commission on Diversity that former University of Richmond President Richard L. Morrill established. The…

The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who…
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