Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this 1972 Collegian article, there is a brief description of the table tennis match between Virginia Union University and University of Richmond. The table tennis tournament took place on both campuses, and Virginia Union is described to have…

This 1969 Collegian article details the story of Pranom Chongvatana, a Richmond graduate student in the evening division of University College from Thonburi, Thailand. Chongvatana described as a "diminutive 28-year old" plans to use her degree in…

This 1969 Collegian article is about the Westhampton College Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) hosting a workshop and seminar in order to get more youth involved in the program. Sarah Jane Stewart of the Southern Regional Office in Atlanta,…

This brief 1969 article focuses on a peace march organized by students to show solidarity for peace in Vietnam. Mary Alice Curlin, a sophomore is quoted as saying, "This march is to symbolize our desire for peace." The march was to begin at 7 p.m.…

This article describes the 1969 peace vigil that the University held in solidarity with the Vietnam War Moratorium, which was a nationwide student demonstration calling for the end of the war. University of Richmond students gathered on the "Student…

This 1963 announcement highlights the "Plantation Party," which was a party held on May Day (May 4th) to "reveal the school at its southern best." The events lined up include an open house art exhibit, a band concert, lantern parade, ballet, and a…

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…

This Collegian article sheds light on the Richmond gay bar Godfrey’s as a source of refuge for LGBTQ+ students who attend the University of Richmond and wish for an alternative to Greek affiliated events. Common Ground director Glyn Hughes explains…

This article summarizes a faculty and student discussion on lynching and its history in response to a racist incident at the Cousins Studio Theater involving the hanging of a black doll. The article details that there were anywhere from 30 to 70…

In this article, guest writer Kendra Corey recounts the history of integration at the University of Richmond in the late 1960s after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, as well as detailing some of the experiences and…
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