Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This document is a letter from University of Richmond President F. W. Boatwright to B. West Tabb, the Treasurer of the University of Richmond. The letter was sent on January 25, 1933. According to Boatwright, Mrs. Woodward, whose position is not…

Librarian C.L. Wallis wrote this report to convey some areas of improvement for the Richmond Public Library system. He began by giving a brief history of the library in America and then shared how Richmond was behind the average per capita income.…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) organized Black History Week, with the theme "Shades of Unseen Beauty," for February 3rd to February 10th, 1978. The week started, on Sunday at three o'clock, with "a march from the front of campus…

In the article "Our Day: The South, The North, The Negro" published by The Collegian on March 8th, 1940, that describes the large amount of support the Democratic Party received from black people in the election season. "With ardent promises to look…

The article "Sabbath Glee Club To Sing Sunday" published by The Collegian on February 4th, 1936 announces the return of an all black choir to the University of Richmond's campus to perform at Vespers. The Richmond Sabbath Glee Club was formed to…

The article, "Insight on Outlook" published on March 11th, 1960, starts off by quoting Abraham Lincoln, the article goes on to question the legitimacy of the notion that in the United States of America all men are equal. The article invites the…

This Collegian articles discusses an attempted burglary at one of the fraternity houses during spring break. The robbers are referred to as "thugs" and were deduced to be black because they were "unrecognizable in the darkness." The article claims…
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