Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…

This article discusses how congressman Brooks Hays said that Christians had “grown soft” during this time. He claimed that he was not an advocate for mass integration, but that he was against discrimination. He expressed that Christians…

This opinion piece congratulates the sponsors of speaker events during this school year for "high caliber speakers" including Paul Duke, Gerald Ford, and Andrew Young. It says that Andrew Young demonstrated his "high intelligence, sense of compassion…

Otto Selig from Petersburg, Virginia writes that many of the statements Andrew Young made in his November 1980 speech at the University need to be challenged. Amongst other things, he also argues it is “Almost grotesque that Young mentioned our…

This article covers Andrew Young's speech at the University of Richmond in November of 1980. In it, he argues that the United States has an upper hand over the Soviet Union in the Cold War because, although the USSR does have larger missiles, they…

In this article penned for the Collegian, Andrew Young urges young people to be more active citizens and voters in their local college community. He also suggests that if a college student would like to make a difference, they should sign up for…

This photo from The Web 1986 features two students holding signs and protesting against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The caption reads, "Richmond College takes an active stand in world religion." The student on the left holds a sign that says…

Andrew Young, hosted by Richmond College Student Government Association, the Westhampton College Government Association, and the University Student Union, spoke on November 11th 1980 at the Robins Center, addressing topics such as US Foreign Policy.…

This page from The Web 1980 documents an "Iranian demonstration on the Richmond College Campus" to protest the Iran hostage crisis. According to the caption, this on-campus demonstration reflected the "rebellious spirit of the late '60s" as students…

This article talks about how the President of Virginia Union University (VUU), Thomas H. Henderson, was on board with the idea of having a faculty exchange with the University of Richmond. President of the University of Richmond, George Modlin, had…
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