Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…

Sixteen University of Richmond students worked with seventh, eighth, and ninth grade black students from Randolph Junior High School in Richmond. This program dubbed the "Richmond Area Tutorial" program was an 8 week long tutoring program to help the…

University of Richmond dean, Austin E. Grigg, wrote this letter to the principal of Carver High School, Mr. William A. Brown, to inform him that the University of Richmond now offers financial aid under all Federal Funding programs. In the letter,…

This undated administrative report titled “Information for HEW Letter” included a series of numbered paragraphs regarding the recruitment of black students at the University. Though it is uncertain who wrote the report, Dean Grigg and the Senior…

This article outlines the "Black Students Day" event that students at University of Richmond organized with the hopes of "familiarizing] the blacks with the University of Richmond and make them realize that Richmond has something to offer them." The…

This is a letter from Dr. Eloise Severinson, Regional Civil Rights Director, on behalf of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) to the President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin. In the letter, Dr. Severinson discusses…

This is a program handout for a April 27, 1971 Open Campus event for black students at the University of Richmond. The program outlines the day's activities and the various campus events available for attendance. These events include a campus tour, a…

This May 12, 1971, memo is written by Thomas N. Pollard, Jr, Director of Admissions for Richmond College, addressed to Dean C. J. Gray. The memo outlines the efforts made by the Richmond College Student Government Association (RCSGA) to sponsor an…

This Collegian article, written by Linda Tatum, a staff writer, is about the University's attempts to recruit more black students. Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., the director of admissions for Richmond College, said that social life for black students…
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