Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article highlights the activism of the 1970s at the University compared with its apathy in the 60s. It notes that the students at the University of Richmond generally supported the Vietnam War and stayed "quiet" compared to other institutions…

In early 1971, student activism against the Vietnam War was beginning to slow down not only at Richmond, but at many universities around the country as well. Richmond College senior and student activist Jim Winders claimed this was because the…

This article discusses University of Richmond students’ concerns regarding the Cambodian crisis and the deaths of four Kent State University students. On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard members shot at unarmed college students during a protest…

Dr. J. Ollie Edmunds, a leader in higher education, gave the commencement address, "Checks and Balances" for the Class of 1970. He began his speech by claiming that in the past year and a half, there had been some attacks on the United States…

This article by staff writer, Jeb Hockman, discusses the decline of activism on campus against the Vietnam War as compared to the year before. Cook, the Head Resident of Lakeside Dormitory, attributed it to the lack of an organized leadership because…
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