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…

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…

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…

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…

In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

In this oral history interview, Maurice King (R’85) spoke with Keith Oddo (’19) via telephone on March 7, 2019. Over the course of the fifty minute interview, King speaks about his transition to Richmond from his hometown in northern…

In this oral history interview, James Reed (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Cole Richard (’21) on June 11, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one-hour interview, Reed spoke about his time as…

In this hour long oral history, alumnus Darnell “DJ” Morris (B’75) sat down and shared his story with Jenifer Yi (’22) and Johnnette Johnson (’20) at the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library on June…

In this oral history interview, Kevin Jones (‘94) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jisu Song (‘22) on June 18, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed his experience as…
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