Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article talks about Congressman Gerry Studds, who was "burned at the stake by a large number of his constituents" after having "a brief consenting homosexual relationship with a congressional page." A petition signed by more than 300 citizens…

In response to a Collegian article written by Westhampton College student Taylor Daniel (‘06) claiming that the Richmond shield was a symbol of hate related to the Croatian flag from 1941-1945, Richmond College student Patrick Elgin (‘06) refutes…

The tension between Governor L. Douglas Wilder and Attorney General Mary Sue Terry is palpable as the governor claims critiques of his performance in office are made due to his race and not his competency. He is adamant that he is “held to a…

This 2005 article introduces Students for Academic Freedom, a nationwide coalition of student groups claiming that colleges have a liberal political bias, and further fighting for an Academic Bill of Rights to protect students and professors from…

This 1973 opinion piece argues for amnesty in the case of men who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. The writer calls the Vietnam War “an unjust war, a war which was lied about, which was fought with no intention of winning and which was in…

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…

In this article, Jay Feldman recounts his experience at the 1969 March on Washington for peace in Vietnam. He tells of meeting fellow youth activists Howard Force, Mark Rosenberg, Andy Bookbinder, and an unnamed “Wisconsin janitor.” The march,…

This article reports on the political focus of the upcoming Messenger literary magazine. Contents of the magazine included a reprint of Dick Fitz's "Concerto Politico," a satirical piece titled "The Gullup Poll" by Dick Keith, cartoons by Bob Beasley…

This poem is narrated by someone who feels left behind by a charismatic politician. References are made to the politician's constituents as being "scraps of self" and asking too much by expecting the politician to make their burdens his or her own,…

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…
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