Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

The article “SOBA Moves Toward the Mainstream” published on January 31st, 1974 details the importance of Black History Week to help University of Richmond in its effort to be a welcoming environment for both its black and white students. SOBA,…

The article “Blacks Seek to ‘Become a Part” published in The Collegian on January 31st, 1974, addresses the formation of the student organization, Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), and Black History Week. Stanley Davis, former…
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