Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

In this oral history interview, Rueben Turner (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Jisu Song ('22) on June 19, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Turner spoke about his time as a…

This short story written in the 1910 yearbook is titled "Mammy Rose" and centers around a young man Marse Roberts who has lost hope at being successful. However an older "colored" woman comes upon him, and they reconnect as she took care of him when…

In this letter, senior Coretta Fitzgerald expresses her “surprise and dismay” at many of the flyers and posters she had put up for the Martin Luther King Day Celebration being torn down two hours after she put them up. She explained that…

This article by Kenny Powers is about Mrs. Rae Green, a receptionist and switchboard operator in Gray Court. Mrs. Green said that she had a very close relationship with the women living in the dorm during the time she worked there, claiming she was…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This article discusses the imbalanced in black men to black women at the University of Richmond. Black students made up only 1% of the school's population, with only six black women enrolled at the time. This imbalance led to black students to seek…

This document is a letter from University of Richmond President F. W. Boatwright to B. West Tabb, the Treasurer of the University of Richmond. The letter was sent on January 25, 1933. According to Boatwright, Mrs. Woodward, whose position is not…

The University College served as an evening school for students in the Richmond downtown area. In one of the pictures of the members of the University College honor council, an African American female student can be seen with five other white…

In this photograph, an unnamed African American man can be seen. He seems to be part of the university cleaning staff since he is holding what seems to be a vacuum cleaner in hand. Many African American people worked on the university staff in 1968…
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