Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article highlights the signing of Carlton Mack to the basketball team. Mack was the first black athlete to be signed by the University of Richmond and chose Richmond over other prestigious schools like Dartmouth, Davidson, Lafayette, and Western…

This article describes the sentiments felt by members of the basketball team about the last year of University of Richmond's season in the Southern Conference. The starting center, Mike Morton, explains his "disappointment" with their season and…

This photo is of the basketball team from the 1971 University of Richmond yearbook. In this photo, student and athlete Carlton Mack is the only black player on the team. Mack was the first black athlete to be signed by the university to play…

This image found in The Web 1971 yearbook shows the University of Richmond's basketball team. Featured in this photo is student Carlton Mack, potentially the first Black student to play on a Richmond sports team. The first black residential student,…

The article “Spider Coaches Sign Prep Stars,” published May 22nd, 1970, is about the basketball recruits for the year. Carlton Mack, Richmond’s first black basketball player was one of these recruits. The article describes his height, and…
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