Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

In this online University of Richmond Collegian article, sophomore and president of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Inc.’s chapter on campus, Destiny LeVere, decided to host a student panel to address race and racism at the University of Richmond.…

In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

The Collegian published an article on March 2, 1995, in regards to a protest held at Amelia County High School. Students held a sit in to protest the restrictions because a black teacher was restricted from wearing a traditional African headdress…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…

This February 19, 1976 Collegian focuses on guest speaker Marcia Ann Gillespie -- editor-in-chief of Essence magazine -- who came to the Robins School of Business to speak for University of Richmond's Black History Month. The article acts as a…
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