Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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After a 1970 march on President George Modlin’s house related to the Vietnam War, Richmond College freshmen Jonathan Lewis and Richard Newman requested to meet with Dr. Modlin “to discuss the problems of the University” only to be admonished by…

In this article, Jay Feldman recounts his experience at the 1969 March on Washington for peace in Vietnam. He tells of meeting fellow youth activists Howard Force, Mark Rosenberg, Andy Bookbinder, and an unnamed “Wisconsin janitor.” The march,…

In this advertisement for the Messenger, a reference is made to the lack of interest in the magazine for the "past few years." The editor, Abdullah Mina, hopes that the next issue will be submitted to and enjoyed by more students than usual.

The editor of the Messenger, John Davis, lashes out at students Lacy and Atkins for their criticism of the literary magazine's contents. Both men called for the magazine to contain more humor and Davis urges for them to submit some themselves, as the…

The writer of this article hopes that the next issue of the Messenger literary magazine will have "new ideas" and "new angles," and asserts that the rest of campus does as well. They claim that the last Messenger "contained such nebulous stories and…

This article defines the "literary quality" mentioned in student handbooks given to freshman (called "Rats" by the author). Gibson claims that literary realism is sometimes "vulgar" and "obscene" just to be shocking, which makes it "pornographic…

This Collegian writer, who signs as D.F., argues in support of the Messenger in response to the Board of Publications's questioning of the magazine's livelihood. The Board appointed a committee because, according to Board of Publications chairman…

This article reports on the political focus of the upcoming Messenger literary magazine. Contents of the magazine included a reprint of Dick Fitz's "Concerto Politico," a satirical piece titled "The Gullup Poll" by Dick Keith, cartoons by Bob Beasley…

This article reports that Donald Wilson, editor-in-chief of the Messenger, was removed from his position by the Board of Publications due to "breach of contract in several particulars." There had been "continued strained relations" between Wilson and…

This article reports that the all woman staff for the Messenger, following editor Betty Cather, resigned from their roles. According to Board of Publications and magazine editor Donald Wilson, the women on the staff were "not in accord with the…
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