Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter to the editor written by Richmond College sophomore David Burns outlines Burns' argument for the removal of dormitory visitation codes. At the time, women were only allowed in Richmond College dorms during specific hours on weekends,…

This article desribes the process through which Anita Bryant, a singer and opponent of civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, was invited to the Robins Center on October 8, 1977. Bryant's efforts led to repeals of anti-discriminiation on the basis of…

This feature includes responses from five University of Richmond students to the question "What do you think about race relations at UR?" From their photographs, all respondents appear to be white students. Responses note that students tend to have…

An advertisement in theCollegian for the Spider Club, a "booster organization of all sports at the University of Richmond," features the Confederate spider mascot at the four corners of the advertisement. The mascot, created by college shop…

In this letter, Virginia Governor Linwood Holton replies to University of Richmond President George Modlin in regards to Modlin's October 8 letter to the Governor (available here). Modlin had requested Holton's assistance in dealing with the…

In this letter, University of Richmond President George Modlin wrote to Virginia Governor Lindwood Holton on October 8, 1970. Modlin wrote as a follow up to a telephone conversation the two had had earlier in the week in regards to the relationship…

This article addresses the threat posed to the further existence of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Richmond due to the university's non-compliance with integration. As the top of the article, theCollegianeditor…

This article highlights an incident in which the Richmond College Junior Class Cabinet was made to stop selling t-shirts featuring the Confederate spider mascot. Director of Administrative Services Louie Love said that the spider dressed in…

This article reports that the University Student Government Association (USGA) was hoping that the majority of University of Richmond students and employees would approve a new version of the spider mascot, who at the time had been wearing a…

This photograph, which accompanied information about various University of Richmond sporting events for the week, is captioned: "Spider Man is latest attraction at UR's home games, courtesy of the art students. Richmond's next home game is a week…
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