Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this University of Richmond Collegian editorial, written in response to “actor-entertainer” Bill Cosby donating $20 million to Spelman College, white student Rick Mayes attempts to argue that if all-white institutions and organizations are…

This article seeks to raise awareness for the concerning lack of student activism at the University of Richmond during a time when “student activism seems to be on the rise on some campuses throughout the nation.” Richard A. Mateer, Dean of…

This describes an upcoming performance by the Richmond Performing Gospel Choir. The performance was to be at a basketball game against American University, and the choir was to sing "The Negro National Anthem," written by James Weldon Johnson. The…

This article reports on Beryl Dennis' experience at the University after transferring from Cuttington University College in Liberia. Dennis, the daughter of the Liberian ambassador to the US and Canada, notes the similarities in course selections,…

This article draws attention to "mission study classes" that were to occur that term, intended to "present to the classes a brief survey of existing conditions in the different parts of the mission world." Some of the course offerings included…

In response to a racially charged protest of the production of “The Meeting,” Theatre and Dance Department Chair Walter Schoen claims that the Modlin Center for the arts is a “safe haven” for students to express themselves artistically and…

The two characters in this story, an unnamed woman and unnamed man, argue over the man's desire to move to Africa. The man claims that everyone who visits the continent "wish[es] they had come before the white man, or before colonization" and…

This short story follows an unnamed American narrator and his peers traveling to Africa for writing inspiration. It points out and pokes fun at the tendency of European and American authors to use contrasting epithets to describe the continent, such…

In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

In this oral history interview, Rueben Turner (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Jisu Song ('22) on June 19, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Turner spoke about his time as a…
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