Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a letter from Dean Martin L. Shotzberger to Edwin J. Merrick, the head football coach at the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 10, 1964. In this letter, Shotzberger attached a letter he sent to Ronald C. Smith, a student.…

This document is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond, to James V. Larkin, the Director of Bands, that was sent on January 26. 1973. Heilman told Larkin that it was "good judgment on [his] part to substitute the…

This document was a program containing details about the University of Richmond’s 1965-1966 athletic season. On the front of the program was the picture of a white, male basketball player; "Captain Johnny Moates" was next to the picture. On the…

This picture from the athletics section of 1968 yearbook is one of the many photographs of the varsity basketball team. A black student athlete from East Carolina University can be seen playing against UR athletes. There were no African American…

This image found in The Web 1971 yearbook shows the University of Richmond's basketball team. Featured in this photo is student Carlton Mack, potentially the first Black student to play on a Richmond sports team. The first black residential student,…

In the varsity basketball section of the 1969 yearbook, an African American student athlete from Davidson University can be seen playing against University of Richmond basketball players, which did not have black players at the time.

The article "More Black Recruitment Proposed," published by The Collegian April 3rd, 1986, discusses whether or not there was a need to recruit more black students. The Students Affairs office would have been in charge of hiring a black minority…

“Minorities Studied” is a Collegian article from November 21st, 1985, that expressed a need from faculty and black students for the University of Richmond to recruit a more diverse population of students. The article introduces a…

This article published December 7th, 1978 called “Recruiting Trouble Cited By Students” discusses the frustration of black students at University of Richmond in regards to the imbalance between the number of black men versus black women enrolled.…

The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who…
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