Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Rayford L. Harris, Jr. (R’77) sat down with Rena Xiao (’20) and Eden Wolfer (’20) on July 1, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and forty minute interview, Harris…

This is a letter from the President of the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), Wanda V. Starke, to the editor of the Collegian. She wrote this letter to address the school's lack of enthusiasm for the Black History Week events that SOBA…

This article looks back on the Black History Week events put on by the Student Organization of Black Awareness (SOBA). SOBA chairman Stanley Davis called the week a success, despite low student participation. It also draws from a speech by NAACP…

The University of RIchmond hosted a Black History Week from February 3-10. The theme was "Shades of Unseen Beauty." Events included a march from the front of campus to the chapel for a sermon by Rev. A. James and a choir, a Gospel Night, a Talent…

This article explores Black History Week at the University of Richmond and it’s growing popularity amongst students. After four days more and more students continue to attend the festivities. The first night of the week was a sermon in the…

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…

The article “SOBA Activities Hampered This Year” published on December 7th, 1978, describes the decline in Students Organizing for Black Awareness (SOBA) club members, and as a result the few number of events hosted by the club. The former…

The article "Willie Dell, Gospel Choir Begin Black History Week" published by The Collegian February 3rd, 1977, details the schedule of Black History Week put on by Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union…

On November 11th, 1976 The Collegian published an article called “SOBA Working to Alter Blacks’ Image on Campus.” SOBA, the Student Organization for Black Awareness, was originally created because black students felt that the social life on…

The article "SOBA Discusses Year's Events" published by The Collegian October 17th, 1974, details a club meeting for Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA). In the meeting they discussed a need for funding their Black History Week which was…
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