Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1929 Collegian article focuses on the origin of Richmond College, and the various presidents that were responsible for the foundation of the school. Mentioned is Edward Baptist who was the founder of the Virginia Baptist Seminary that eventually…

In 1991, the University of Richmond began an “experiment” to observe whether replacing “the required Western Civilization course with a more multicultural course” (titled “Interdisciplinary Core Course: Exploring Human Experience”) would…

This 1877 essay from Monthly Musings, the predecessor to the Messenger literary magazine, argues against the Theory of Evolution. It begins with the assertion that the belief that men were once "savages" is currently fashionable. The writer looks to…

This 1923 article reports that the recent Westhampton junior/freshman class wedding was carried out "according to Chinese custom." The presidents of both classes were the participants in the ceremony. The ceremony, which included carrying the bride…

This article published in The Collegian features an interview with Chinese international student, Richard Lin Yang. Yang tells the Collegian that he was originally from Shanghai, but moved to Hong Kong due to the Chinese Civil War (1927-1950) --…

This column published in The Collegian on May 3, 1929, describes a Young Women's Christian Association event in which a Chinese student -- only referenced as Mr. Kung -- spoke on stereotypes that Americans had about the Chinese. According to the…

The article discusses Professor Beggs visit to China where she identified that Chinese-American schools compare favorably with schools in the US. She further stated that the professors teaching at these schools were graduates of some of the best…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian in 1989 and was written by Dinah Eng of USAToday and Apple College Information Network. It does not note whether or not if Eng is a student at the University of Richmond. In her piece, Eng argues that the…

This article discusses Dr. Koo, of China, as one of the principal speakers on affairs of student interest. Held at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond, the Young Men's and Women's Associations of Virginia sponsored an inter-racial,…

This article discusses the various activities that went on for the commencement of the farewell celebration for Dr. Gertrude Beggs, the Latin professor chair who was leaving to go teach at the North China American School in Beijing, China. Dean May…
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