Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, retired professor of accounting Raymond Slaughter (‘77-‘18) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jenifer Yi (’22) on June 10, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one…

Once the faculty approves the proposal to colonize Historically Black Sororities at Westhampton College, the Committee on Sororities will review four different sororities and decide which sorority or sororities to bring to campus. Faculty, staff, and…

This article summarizes the events of the forum that was hosted by the Student Social Life Committee Many undergraduate students voiced their opinions in favor of bringing sororities to campus. There was heavy debate on the issue of alcohol within…

Due to the increase in drinking age in Virginia, the social life at the University of Richmond is under scrutiny. UR faculty made a motion to create a committee that would investigate and review the social life on campus, particularly the social life…

University of Richmond women approved bringing sororities to campus by a 555 to 397 vote. Student groups, University Now Interested to Establish Sororities and Sororities Are Not the Solution, convey differing opinions on the results of the vote.…

Westhampton students alongside the director of student affairs, Max Vest, and assistant director, Debbie Davis, sent a questionnaire to all Westhampton students in order to gather information on student sentiment regarding bringing sororities to the…

Director of student activities, Max Vest, believes that there is a lack of student interest when it comes to sororities at the University of Richmond. He states that he has “never had an inquiry about sororities from students.” Dean of…

This cartoon shows a white ventriloquist agreeing to his sentiment of, "We were all mighty happy until we were interfered with... Weren't we?" with a blackface-wearing ventriloquist's dummy. This refers to forced integration that occurred in public…

This article addresses the threat posed to the further existence of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Richmond due to the university's non-compliance with integration. As the top of the article, theCollegianeditor…

This article, likely published in June 1964 in the Richmond News Leader,notes that the University of Richmond would be conferring a degree to a black student for the first time. The student was Walter Carpenter,a Petersburg resident and a civilian…
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