Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this article, guest writer Kendra Corey recounts the history of integration at the University of Richmond in the late 1960s after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, as well as detailing some of the experiences and…

Gregory T. Ricks, Multicultural Programmer for Stanford University, came to the University and remarked that "students here are too intelligent to be so ignorant." This article talks about that remarks and about Ricks, who went on to say that "it's…

This is an opinion piece advocating for the University of Richmond to integrate in order to save its ROTC Program. The Board of Trustees was faced with the choice to either integrate or lose its ROTC program. In the article, the student urges the…

As University of Richmond students watched the televised Black Action Movement at the University of Massachusetts, discussions and debates followed regarding instances of racism happening on campus. Sociology professors Henry Stewart and Willie Dell,…

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, Rueben Turner (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Jisu Song ('22) on June 19, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Turner spoke about his time as a…

In this hour long oral history, alumna Robin Mundle (W’85) sat down and shared her story with Jenifer Yi (’22) at the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library on June 13th, 2019. As both a University of Richmond graduate…

In this oral history interview, professor of accounting Dr. Darrell Walden sat down with Marissa Brown ('19) on March 25, 2019, in Walden's office in the Robins School of Business. Over the course of the one hour interview, Walden spoke about being…

In this Collegian editorial, written 50 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended the legal segregation of public schools, the writer addresses the ways in which segregation is still prevalent at the University of Richmond. They…

This cartoon shows a white ventriloquist agreeing to his sentiment of, "We were all mighty happy until we were interfered with... Weren't we?" with a blackface-wearing ventriloquist's dummy. This refers to forced integration that occurred in public…
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