Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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President Edward Ayers spoke about the University of Richmond's past during his 2008 inaugural speech, and retold the history of both colleges focusing on "stories about Richmond's first presidents, its Baptist roots, the first female students, and…

This 1992 "That's What You Think" feature piece asks the question, "What do you think Black History Month is about?" to five Richmond students. Keith Tan, a freshman says that because he is not from this country, he does not really understand what it…

This 1991 Collegian article discusses the viewpoint of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who is a professor of history and the director of women's studies at Emory University. She spoke at the University of Richmond, advocating her view that "Southern women…

This article written in 1988 describes a new Valentine Museum Exhibition, titled "In Bondage and Freedom: Antebellum Black Life in Richmond." Judy Lankford, the Director of Development at the Valentine Museum, stated that, "Richmond would not have…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

This 1938 Collegian announcement discusses the debate between Squeedunk College and the University of Richmond, in the Richmond Chapel, centered around the question "Resolved: that the South won the Civil War." The Massachusetts college will argue…

This 1929 Collegian article focuses on the origin of Richmond College, and the various presidents that were responsible for the foundation of the school. Mentioned is Edward Baptist who was the founder of the Virginia Baptist Seminary that eventually…

The article explains the 1924 release of "The Southern Planter," written by Richmond College alumnus, Dr. Francis P. Gaines. The purpose of the book is to "outline the popular conception of the old plantation," as well as to trace the development of…

This article summarizes a faculty and student discussion on lynching and its history in response to a racist incident at the Cousins Studio Theater involving the hanging of a black doll. The article details that there were anywhere from 30 to 70…

This Collegian article summarizes a talk by Ishmail Conway during Black History Month about the misunderstanding of Black fraternities and sororities. Conway traces the history of Black Greek organizations to the early 20th century, and stresses the…
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