Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

The proceedings of the Multicultural Overnight Visitation Experience (MOVE) is narrated by the writer as they share their opinions on the significance of sharing individuals’ multicultural experiences. The writer shares that they are a white…

Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney.…

In this Collegian article, student Doug Hanks sheds light on the Black student experience on campus from the perspective of Black students. At the time of this article’s publication, there were 88 Black undergraduates, only 3.5% of the student…

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…

The University of Richmond’s foreign language department hosted a Latin American Awareness Week during the spring of 1987. It included a host of different “speakers, films, a roundtable discussion and a party at the language…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

Lilia L. Anderhub—pictured in the third column, second row—was from Mexico City and graduated with a B.S. in biology in 1979.

The top photograph features members of the Karate Club, which has three Vietnamese students: Huan Van Tran, Hi Van Tran, and Hoa Van Tran.
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