Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter was written to by Fredrick W. Boatwright Douglas Southall Freeman as a response to Freemans letter to Boatwright on March 18th, 1944. Boatwright expresses a willingless to comply with Freeman's suggestion to submit a reply to the…

This letter is a response to a previous letter to the editor. The previous letter by George Iggers in May 1944 reproached the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society for the prejudice that they demonstrated in putting restrictions upon the discussion about…

This article comments on the recent act by Westhampton college to adopt a Chinese child (a venture that is discussed in the Collegian on Nov. 28, 1941 entitled "Co-ords to Help War Orphans). Cotten says that the adoption was done in the spirit of…

This letter to President Boatwright was sent from the editor's office of the Richmond News Leader concerning a petition that students had placed in the Collegian entitled "We the Students." While Boatwright had been away in Florida with his wife,…

In this letter, George Iggers, a member of the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society, explains the recent changes in the society's constitution. The literary society was supported by the University as a location that promoted and facilitated education on…

This letter was left for President Boatwright from May Keller. She seeks to draw Boatwright's attention to a article clipped from the Collegian. She dated it the same day as the petition "We the Students" was published in the Collegian. Keller told…

This is the letter that started the influential affairs regarding Mr. Russel Jones' visit to the University of Richmond, and his rejection from entrance into the dining hall. Julia Willis explains what conspired. Mr. Jones had visited the university…

This article describes a recent seminar sponsored by the Y.W.C.A. in which a variety of speakers discussed the nature of their areas of expertise. Dean Martha Lucas opened with a discussion of world religion, followed by Betsy Rice and Leah Levin…

This article invites students to attend a forum discussion that will speak on the future of American Race relations, especially in the context of the Durham Conference. Reverend Doctor Richard McKinney will lead the forum, and is noted as one of the…

This article lists the most valued principles of an unclassified group, although it does mention the RIC. It includes discussion of unity as the war (WWII) ensues, and discusses a desire for the African-American community to become more actively…
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