Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

This University of Richmond Collegian article raises awareness for the work of the Minority Student Union (MSU) in sponsoring Black History Month events. These events, under the title “Unfinished Business: Fulfilling the Dream” include events…

This essay in the 1915 yearbook is written by student Evan Chesterman who is writing about the pride of Richmond ancestry. Chesterman uses metaphors when decribing the abandoned college campus during the Civil War as "a little darkey's kinky head…

This reports on guest lecturer for the Stafford Lecture Series Dr. Janet Wilson James, who is an associate professor of history at Boston College. She talks about how the roots of the women's liberation movement "extend back to the end of the 19th…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

This article summarizes a discussion concerning the impact of race on social and academic life at the University of Richmond, led by a panel of two University students (Kim Green and Eric Freeman) and four alumni (Travis Williams, Tracy Jansen,…

This article examines the link between church and state, specifically related to the America Civil War. The article credits the participation of the South in the Civil War to strong Protestant views, pointing to the high number of Southern religious…

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 describes the creation of a full-size mascot costume modeled after the "new look" Richmond Spider created by Student Shop proprietor Buddy Mayo earlier in the fall 1948 semester.The article describes the new look spider as having "called…

In this short story, E. E. Northen tells of the journey of two Confederate soldiers returning home after the Civil War. They stop a Union officer and play "boyish pranks" on him (138). After the men leave the Union officer and make it home, Union…
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