Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, James Reed (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Cole Richard (’21) on June 11, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one-hour interview, Reed spoke about his time as…

This is a list of potential black studies courses that could be offered by the University if they were to institute a Black Studies program. These include courses on African languages, African literature, and African and African-American politics.

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

This is a letter from former administrator H. Gerald Quigg written to the Vice President of the Grace Foundation Norman Carignan. The letter thanks the Grace Foundation for its $1000 grant for a Black Studies and Urban American Program.

This memo from former president of the University, E. Bruce Heilman, talks about the benefits of Black Studies courses. In it, Heilman references a story that ran in a recent copy of Advocate magazine detailing the "fine story on the black community…

This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

This article discusses a meeting of the Virginia Education Association's Department of Higher Education at the campus of the University of Richmond. It talks about how 70 college educators agreed that Black Studies courses are "needed at this time to…
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