Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes the creation of a full-size mascot costume modeled after the "new look" Richmond Spider created by Student Shop proprietor Buddy Mayo earlier in the fall 1948 semester.The article describes the new look spider as having "called…

This letter from an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author,…

This handwritten letter by an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian,…

This letter written on December 30, 1970 by an unnamed alum to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9,…

Dr. William Alexander Simpson wrote President George M. Modlin on two separate occasions about the University of Richmond's integration policies on March 28, 1968 and April 9, 1968. In his first letter, he simply asked whether the University was…

Stephen Stutzman wrote President George M. Modlin on March 18, 1964, to share his thoughts on the issue of integration. He begins by noting that he was always tolerant of school administration and he understands that many different factions were…

This article is about a concert from the Jasper Hall stringed quartet at Atlee High School, an event organized by a University of Richmond alum Joseph Rotella '22 to raise money for the school's library. The program consisted of "stringed and vocal…
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