Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 article reports that the University of Richmond was one of 6 colleges and universities to be awarded a $10,000 grant from the Prudential Insurance Co. of America intended to "expose students to diversity." The money was to be used to establish a…

University of Richmond President, Richard Morrill, orders the Commission on Diversity to address the multiple incidents’ of minority students experiencing racism on campus. All aspects of racism will be reviewed by the commission including the…

This is a letter from former administrator H. Gerald Quigg written to the Vice President of the Grace Foundation Norman Carignan. The letter thanks the Grace Foundation for its $1000 grant for a Black Studies and Urban American Program.

This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

CIGNA scholarships at the University of Richmond were granted to qualified black high school students and would provide up to $5,000 for each of their four years at the University. This program funded by the CIGNA Corporation of Philadelphia began in…

This photo from The Web 1986 features the 1984-1985 CIGNA scholars: Frasier Brickhouse, William Bruce, Jr., Nadine Marsh, Sonya Marsh, Vincent Mathis, Julie McClelland, Howard Moore III, Stephanie Poindexter, Sheila Robinson, Beverly Stallings, Erika…

This undated handwritten note reads: "Athletic Department: 51 Negro athletes contacted for screening, 11 Negro athletes visit our campus, 15 Negro athletes will visit in future, 9 Negro athletes have been offered scholarships." It is believed this…

This is an August 2, 1968 memorandum from Austin E. Grigg, Dean of Richmond College. The memo is addressed to President George Modlin and CC’s Provost Smart. Grigg writes this memo after the joint meeting at University Center designed to facilitate…

In this letter from the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to University President George M. Modlin, Chair Dr. Eloise Severinson, expresses the office’s appreciation concerning the University…
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