Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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President Edward Ayers spoke about the University of Richmond's past during his 2008 inaugural speech, and retold the history of both colleges focusing on "stories about Richmond's first presidents, its Baptist roots, the first female students, and…

This 1991 announcement details that Martin Luther King III will be a featured speaker at the Hands Around the Lake Event on February 2. King is described as a representative for then President Jimmy Carter, and "helped to establish a non-violence…

There was much worry in 1970 when Dick Gregory, the comedian and black activist, came to campus for the University Student Union lecture series. Jim Winders, the writer of this article, explains the importance of having controversial speakers on…

This Collegian article summarizes a talk by Ishmail Conway during Black History Month about the misunderstanding of Black fraternities and sororities. Conway traces the history of Black Greek organizations to the early 20th century, and stresses the…

This is an article written for the Collegian's satire section. The article discusses an "astounding result" from the sociological department in which two students Pam Bryant and Joe Jon Bryant (one white and one black) are thought to be identical…

The University Players’ new production is “A Doll’s House”, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The show will star sophomore Chauntee Schuler as Nora and freshman Steve Travers as Torvald, Nora’s husband. Interviews of the cast…

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…

As University of Richmond students watched the televised Black Action Movement at the University of Massachusetts, discussions and debates followed regarding instances of racism happening on campus. Sociology professors Henry Stewart and Willie Dell,…

This sketch (a brief, abstract descriptive poem) begins with the "fear of a black" that is then related to the prevention of typhoid, which "results in the American Army." The three words of "Negro / Mister / Coffee" follow the words "They mystify."…

In this oral history interview, Rayford L. Harris, Jr. (R’77) sat down with Rena Xiao (’20) and Eden Wolfer (’20) on July 1, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and forty minute interview, Harris…
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