Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v.…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This article from the Collegian in 1983 gives the personal and professional background of the first full-time black professor, Lorenzo Simpson, who was hired in 1976 and taught in the philosophy department. He was granted tenure by the University in…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…

CIGNA scholarships at the University of Richmond were granted to qualified black high school students and would provide up to $5,000 for each of their four years at the University. This program funded by the CIGNA Corporation of Philadelphia began in…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

This 1971 Collegian article describes President Modlin's response to alumni who were concerned and irate about on-campus speakers such as Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, who came to speak on campus in…

This photo from The Web 1986 shows several male students lying on top of each other while holding bottles of alcohol and wearing headbands with the Japanese flag on them. Japan's rising sun flag is in the bottom right of the photo, and the caption…

This photo from The Web 1986 features two students holding signs and protesting against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The caption reads, "Richmond College takes an active stand in world religion." The student on the left holds a sign that says…

This photo from The Web 1986 features the 1984-1985 CIGNA scholars: Frasier Brickhouse, William Bruce, Jr., Nadine Marsh, Sonya Marsh, Vincent Mathis, Julie McClelland, Howard Moore III, Stephanie Poindexter, Sheila Robinson, Beverly Stallings, Erika…
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