Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This August 19, 1968, letter is from James A. Moncure, the Dean of University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The letter is addressed to Dr. George M. Modlin, then President of the University of Richmond. Moncure writes…

In this piece, Bari Jean Hobbs reviews the documentary drama In White America by Martin Duberman. Hobbs mentions how the drama, which dealt with the “negro in America” had not been presented in two years and the production set in Keller Hall had…

This article discusses the imbalanced in black men to black women at the University of Richmond. Black students made up only 1% of the school's population, with only six black women enrolled at the time. This imbalance led to black students to seek…

Jim Winders’ article expresses significant discontent with the information he has researched in regards to the prison penal system. Winders chose to write the piece following a tour of the Virginia State Penitentiary sponsored by the Department of…

In this article, the author discusses how "Negroes are being given an opportunity for public education" in Prince Edwards County, Virginia for the first time in years. According to a study by Jean Seymour, the director of religious activities for…

This is an article that announces the opening night of “Home”, the award-winning play by Samm-Art Williams, which had "the first all-black cast in the history of the University." The play was presented by the University Players and the…

This correspondence from University Communications announces that the University Players and the University of Richmond’s Department of Theatre & Dance will be staging their first all African-American Play, Home on November 17-19, 2005 at 7:30…

This document is a letter from George M. Modlin, the President at the University of Richmond, to Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, that was sent on September 24, 1951. This letter was sent in response to…

This document is a letter from Raymond B. Pinchbeck, a Dean at the University of Richmond, to Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, that was sent on September 7, 1951. This letter was sent in response to…

This letter was sent on August 24, 1951, by Lillian M. Weaver, the Chairman of the Commission on Democracy in the Schools, to Raymond B. Pinchbeck, a Dean at the University of Richmond. In this letter, Weaver wrote "the Virginia Teachers…
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