Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

In honor of Valentine’s Day, this Collegian opinion piece shows the results of a survey that asked 200 students from Richmond and Westhampton College how each gender would stereotype the other in one phrase. The survey indicates that Westhampton…

According to this University of Richmond Collegian article, the Board of Trustees has passed a Westhampton Senate proposal allowing men to eat at the court dining hall during dinner hours. The court dining hall was the all-female dining hall intended…

In a service at the terrace of Westhampton College, the new YWCA cabinet was installed. After a reading of scripture and prayer, Grace Watkins, former president of the organization, lighted the candle of Ida Scott, the newly elected president, during…

In an attempt to foster better social relations, Westhampton College’s freshmen and juniors will attend Richmond College’s dining hall, and Richmond’s sophomores and seniors will attend the Westhampton dining hall on Friday night. After dinner,…

This describes an upcoming performance by the Richmond Performing Gospel Choir. The performance was to be at a basketball game against American University, and the choir was to sing "The Negro National Anthem," written by James Weldon Johnson. The…

This article criticizes the continuing separation between Richmond College and Westhampton College, arguing that the division makes UR operate "as a summer camp environment with a lake in the middle," and that it was time that "steps were taken to…

This is an opinion piece refers to a free speech booth that appeared on campus, highlighting a lack of activism on campus by mentioning "the lack of serious presentation of ideas." This article references a student's demand to end communist nations,…

The article reports on the formation of a women's liberation group on campus. Beth Marschak, head of the organization, said that the shock "is effective in getting people thinking." She mentions that many students have ideas that conform to many…

This is an opinion piece advocating for the University of Richmond to integrate in order to save its ROTC Program. The Board of Trustees was faced with the choice to either integrate or lose its ROTC program. In the article, the student urges the…
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