Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Iria Jones (W’87) sat down with Eden Wolfer (’20) and Rena Xiao (’20) on July 2, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed her experience as one…

This document is a report, "B. S. U. Resolution of Purpose on the Issue of Racial Discrimination," created by the Baptist Student Union (BSU); there are copies of the resolution’s revisions. The first page was ripped and taped back together; it…

This is the Annual Report of Religious Activities for Westhampton College of the University of Richmond for the 1970-1971 academic year that was submitted by Jean Mahaffey, the Director of Religious Activities. She began the report by explaining how…

Minister of Copeland Park Baptist Church, Joseph Flowers, wrote to President Modlin to express his concerns regarding the speakers for the Baptist Student Union's Mission Emphasis Week. He was disappointed that a popular Catholic Priest and a…

The article in The Collegian called “B.S.U. Adopts Resolution on Racial Issue,” published May 16th, 1958 discusses the Virginia Student Baptist Union (BSU) at their spring retreat held April 18-20, 1958, at which they adopted a resolution…

This Collegian article was meant to inform students of the integration of University College night classes. The article further stated that there was no intention of further integration into any other courses at University College, a facility opened…

This letter to the editor written by student Ken Burnette addressed a school event, Mission Emphasis Week, sponsored by the Baptist Student Union. Burnette addressed the paradox presented when juxtaposing the event's emphasis on Christians extending…

This Collegian editorial discusses the complex nature of segregation at the University of Richmond in 1958. Focusing specifically on a student from Nigeria visiting campus to speak at the Baptist Student Union's annual mission event, the editorial…

This article reports on service done by workers at the Baptist Goodwill Centers in Richmond. The article notes typical daily tasks done by Baptist Goodwill workers: watching over children, visiting families in the community, providing warm clothes,…
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