Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article -- published on October 23, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the discontent that black students had toward the way students, faculty, and even parents treated them at the University of Richmond. Students who were interviewed described…

This article discusses the concert performance that an all-black, male quartet gave for the Richmond community at City Auditorium. and the interview that followed. The quartet known as the Four Mills Brothers "created a new kind of harmony and human…

The article discusses the opening of the Richmond College Glee Club's Fall tor. Sponsored by the Parent-Teachers' Association of the Bowling Green High School, the recital will open rendering two groups of songs. Followed by the new spider quartet,…

This describes an upcoming performance by the Richmond Performing Gospel Choir. The performance was to be at a basketball game against American University, and the choir was to sing "The Negro National Anthem," written by James Weldon Johnson. The…

This reports on an event called "Hands Around the Lake," which was part of Founder's Week and held in the Cannon Memorial Chapel. The event attracted a "moderate-sized crowd composed of students and faculty," with music, dancing, and speaking.…

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 "Music" section discusses the music enjoyed by students on campus. The article talks about the music by creating imagery that reinforces racial stereotypes. The article describes the music as being played by a "negro" who is "twanging" on a…

This article -- published on September 11, 1980, in The Collegian -- describes the potential addition of University of Richmond's first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma. In the article, it mentions Richmond senior, James Reed, who would serve…

In this article, the author talks about the Richmond College Glee Club's return after an extremely successful three-day concert tour, including performances at places such as C.H. Friend High School in South Boston, Virginia and the Averette College…

This article discusses the popularity of "Negro spirituals" in the US and abroad. The Sabbath Glee Club, presumably either a black choir brought in to perform for the white audience, or a white University Glee Club appropriating this music, performed…
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