Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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One of the courses taught by the Sociology department in 1961 was titled "Race and Culture." Based on the description of the course, it was based on human relations of ethnic groups in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Unlike the years before, there was…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "History of the Civil War and Reconstruction." According to the course description, the course would "focus on slavery and the sectional controversy, secession and the war, and…

This article in the Collegian talks about the organization of a minstrel show by the sophomore class of Westhampton College. It further goes on to talk about the people who were in charge of the arrangements, direction, and the acting.

This Collegian article discusses the use of quota system by liberal arts colleges to discriminate against applicants of certain religions and races. According to the article, most of the students in these liberal arts colleges do not wish their…

This Collegian article is meant to notify the students of three year graduate fellowships sponsored by Pepsi-Cola Scholarship Board. The Board aimed to award 26 scholarships in total of which two were specifically directed towards students from Black…

This Collegian articles discusses an attempted burglary at one of the fraternity houses during spring break. The robbers are referred to as "thugs" and were deduced to be black because they were "unrecognizable in the darkness." The article claims…

This article discusses the popularity of "Negro spirituals" in the US and abroad. The Sabbath Glee Club, presumably either a black choir brought in to perform for the white audience, or a white University Glee Club appropriating this music, performed…

Published in 1919, this Collegian article discussed the address by Secretary McGrew, State YMCA Secretary for the "negro race." The article called the event a "treat" because not many students had heard an "educated negro" speak before or heard him…

This Collegian article discusses the activities at the first annual meeting of the Mu Sigma Rho literary society. One of the activities during the meeting was a debate titled, "The United States government should help to transport Negroes back to…

The article discusses Professor Beggs visit to China where she identified that Chinese-American schools compare favorably with schools in the US. She further stated that the professors teaching at these schools were graduates of some of the best…
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