Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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James E. Greene was a black 43 year old history major at the University of Richmond. He was married with six children at the time the article was published on January 18th 1973. The article "43 Year Old RC Senior Cites Black Problems" published by…

The opinion piece “A Black Man Is An Invisible Man,” by Harvey Whitney published in 1988 details his hardships attempting to fit into a predominately white institution. Whitney found it difficult to fit in both in the black community because he…

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…

The article "Black Liberation Means An End To White Power," explores Black Theology and the work of Dr. James H. Cone who believed that Christianity supports oppression and slavery. To him, Christianity was a tool of White Power that needed to be…

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…

This article -- published on October 23, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the discontent that black students had toward the way students, faculty, and even parents treated them at the University of Richmond. Students who were interviewed described…

The Collegian article "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority," published February 23rd, 1989, details black women appealing to the former Dean of Westhampton College, Patricia C. Harwood, and the Arts & Science faculty about bringing a historically…

The article "Blacks Offer Much To Spider Athletics" describes the athletic accomplishments of the black student athletes. The article mentions Weldon Edwards, the first black football player, and Norman Williams and Jerome Napier, who were on the…

Oliver W. Hill was a civil rights activist who came to lecture at the University of Richmond in October 1987 for "The Supreme Court, the Bill of Rights and Law" series that was sponsored by UR's history department and a grant from Virginia Foundation…

The article “Blacks Seek to ‘Become a Part” published in The Collegian on January 31st, 1974, addresses the formation of the student organization, Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), and Black History Week. Stanley Davis, former…
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