Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) created new committees in order to address issues regarding student life. There were four committees created: Discussion groups, Educational, Religious programs, and Social relations. The discussion groups…

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 article highlights the activism of the 1970s at the University compared with its apathy in the 60s. It notes that the students at the University of Richmond generally supported the Vietnam War and stayed "quiet" compared to other institutions…

This Collegian article discusses the recent Richmond College demonstration against the Senate's Dixie Resolution which petitioned to restrict the playing of the song Dixie by the university band. According to two freshmen, Ralph Munroe and Thomas…

This article, written in 1943, details the festivities of Westhampton College's May Day, which is run by the sophomore women. The college gym will be decorated as an old Southern Plantation. In order to add to the atmosphere of the theme, "twelve…

James E. Greene was a black 43 year old history major at the University of Richmond. He was married with six children at the time the article was published on January 18th 1973. The article "43 Year Old RC Senior Cites Black Problems" published by…

The opinion piece “A Black Man Is An Invisible Man,” by Harvey Whitney published in 1988 details his hardships attempting to fit into a predominately white institution. Whitney found it difficult to fit in both in the black community because he…

This article details black Westhampton College sophomore Madieth Malone’s interest in witchcraft alongside of her role as Tituba, the enslaved woman from Barbados and confessed witch, in the upcoming University Players performance of Arthur…

In the first installment of the “Coming out of hiding: Homosexuals at UR” series, Kevin Kendall writes about the experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students on campus The article includes excepts from anonymized interviews with…

This article in The Collegian addresses Anne Hurley, the school’s only female athletic trainer in October of 1975, and her appearance on the sideline of Richmond’s first home football game. Hurley, also a sophomore at Westhampton, faced a lot of…
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