Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This February 19, 1976 Collegian focuses on guest speaker Marcia Ann Gillespie -- editor-in-chief of Essence magazine -- who came to the Robins School of Business to speak for University of Richmond's Black History Month. The article acts as a…

This article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…

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…

In 1987, the University Student Union invited sexologist Roger Libby to speak. He explored topics such as “dating, friendships, honesty, trust, respect, morals, partner equality and responsibility— including contraception and sexually…

Bernice Sandler, an executive director of the Project on the Status and Education of Women, spoke on campus at the honors convocation in 1987. She outlined both subtle and overt sexual discrimination, and cited a statistic that 20 to 30 percent of…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This article addresses the struggle that female athletes face in maintaining their femininity in their sport. Barnum refers to a female student athlete who feels that there are more feminine female athletes than people believe, and that women often…

This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v.…

This section of The Web 1982 highlights different types of students at the University of Richmond. In the section "Feminists," the description states that the feminist "knows who the weaker of the sexes really is, but she is fair enough to fight for…
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