Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report, "Report of the Dean of Students Richmond College and School of Business Administration," written by William E. Baker, Dean of Students, for the 1970-1971 school year. It discussed student activities such as student…

In response to a Collegian article written by Westhampton College student Taylor Daniel (‘06) claiming that the Richmond shield was a symbol of hate related to the Croatian flag from 1941-1945, Richmond College student Patrick Elgin (‘06) refutes…

This letter was sent on November 1, 1971, from Wildman S. Kincheloe to E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond. Kincheloe wrote to Heilman after reading in the Richmond newspapers that the University’s Provost requested that…

This document is a letter from James V. Larkin, Director of Bands at the University of Richmond, to George M. Modlin, the Chancellor and former President of the University of Richmond. Larkin wrote to Modlin because Modlin and his wife had given…

This letter was sent on September 8, 1971, from Robert F. Smart, the Provost of the University of Richmond, to James V. Larkin, the Director of Bands. Smart wrote to Larkin regarding the issue of majorettes (female dancers), participation in the band…

This letter to the editor is an explanation from a Richmond College Student Government Association (S.G.A) Senator, Gaston Williams, as to why the Senate voted to restrain the use of the song “Dixie” throughout the University. He states…

A Collegian editorial arguing that many Americans are offended by the Confederate flag and the song "Dixie," since both are symbols of bigotry and racism. During this time, the University of Richmond band would carry the Confederate flag during…

The top left photograph from the "Lifestyles" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts two women sitting in a Gray dorm room, in which, 116 years after the end of the Civil War, walls are decorated with Confederate Flags.

This photo was published in The Web 1974 yearbook. It is a page dedicated to the University of Richmond's fraternities and showcases their different events. In the center photographs, students are gathered together in a field flying a Confederate…

The center photograph from the "Greeks" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts the Kappa Alpha fraternity posing in front of Confederate flags.
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