Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This February 19, 1976 Collegian focuses on guest speaker Marcia Ann Gillespie -- editor-in-chief of Essence magazine -- who came to the Robins School of Business to speak for University of Richmond's Black History Month. The article acts as a…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…

The Collegian published an article on March 2, 1995, in regards to a protest held at Amelia County High School. Students held a sit in to protest the restrictions because a black teacher was restricted from wearing a traditional African headdress…

This Op-Ed written in 1999 is what seems to be a satirical piece arguing against negative stereotypes of Southern Culture. In it, the two writers argue that University of Richmond, despite being located in the former capital of the Confederacy, is…

The article, "Historical Pattern of Unequal Treatment Shown Towards Blacks" published by The Collegian August 8th, 1972 is a recount of a speech given by Dr. Letitia Brown. Dr. Brown discussed the discrimination free blacks faced from before the…

The article “Blacks Seek to ‘Become a Part” published in The Collegian on January 31st, 1974, addresses the formation of the student organization, Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), and Black History Week. Stanley Davis, former…

The article “SOBA Moves Toward the Mainstream” published on January 31st, 1974 details the importance of Black History Week to help University of Richmond in its effort to be a welcoming environment for both its black and white students. SOBA,…

The article "SOBA Discusses Year's Events" published by The Collegian October 17th, 1974, details a club meeting for Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA). In the meeting they discussed a need for funding their Black History Week which was…

On November 11th, 1976 The Collegian published an article called “SOBA Working to Alter Blacks’ Image on Campus.” SOBA, the Student Organization for Black Awareness, was originally created because black students felt that the social life on…

The article "Willie Dell, Gospel Choir Begin Black History Week" published by The Collegian February 3rd, 1977, details the schedule of Black History Week put on by Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union…
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