Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1947 Collegian article explains that during construction two human skeletons and one coffin were found on campus. There were many rumours and speculations surrounding the dead bodies, with professors and students speculating that the bodies had…

In this hour long oral history, alumna Robin Mundle (W’85) sat down and shared her story with Jenifer Yi (’22) at the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library on June 13th, 2019. As both a University of Richmond graduate…

A photo collage of Homecoming 1951 features an image of a float at a football game in the top left corner. Three men dressed like Native Americans and a teepee are on the float inscribed with the words "no chants for victory." At the time, the…

The bottom left photograph in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon spread of The Web 1950 features the fraternity's float at a football game. There appears to be a teepee and a person dressed like a Native American. A sign on the float reads, "they came, we…

This article discusses how Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. called on President Nixon and the secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) for the immediate removal of Dr. Eloise Severinson, HEW's regional director for Virginia. Byrd…

This article from the Richmond News Leader focuses on the development of racial integration in Virginia colleges, and its acceptance in campus life. Although integration is occurring, the percentage of black students on formerly all-white campuses is…

This article indicated that the Justice Department’s lack of appeal to the decision banning investigation of sex discrimination in UR’s athletic department “warded off a probe at the College of William and Mary.” Ronald Gilliam, deputy…

This letter was sent from Peter R. Neal, a member of the University of Richmond’s Class of 1959, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on May 22, 1968; Neal mistakenly addressed the letter to "Dr. Charles…

The Director of The College Of William & Mary, L.W. Webb, wrote President Modlin on January 11, 1954, to discuss an application the College of William & Mary had received from a Chinese student. They rejected this student because they…

This column published in The Collegian on May 3, 1929, is an announcement for a baseball game against William & Mary. The William & Mary team is referred to as the "Redmen." During this time, William & Mary's official mascot was the…
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