Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This August 19, 1968, letter is from James A. Moncure, the Dean of University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The letter is addressed to Dr. George M. Modlin, then President of the University of Richmond. Moncure writes…

This article describes an incident involving the brother of President Jimmy Carter, Billy Carter. The incident, as reported by United Press International, included Carter making a racially offensive comment to a black politician, Carter Gilmore.…

Professor Arthur B. Gunlicks wrote President George M. Modlin to share his concerns about planning for the next school year. His first recommendation was to improve the lighting along the sidewalk from Boatwright Library to North and South Court. …

This article published in The Collegian features an interview with Chinese international student, Richard Lin Yang. Yang tells the Collegian that he was originally from Shanghai, but moved to Hong Kong due to the Chinese Civil War (1927-1950) --…

This column called "Frat Chat" focuses on activities and news within the Fraternity system. The column goes on to explain various frat related activities such as dances, parties, and new pledges. One brother referred to as "Moose" is described as…

This article published by The Collegian on October 26th, 1923, called, "Thief In Dormitory Halted By Matron" describes a black man suspected of stealing at Randolph-Macon Women's College being pursued by a matron at gunpoint. Mrs. F. M. Mitchell…

Published in 1919, this Collegian article discussed the address by Secretary McGrew, State YMCA Secretary for the "negro race." The article called the event a "treat" because not many students had heard an "educated negro" speak before or heard him…

This column published in The Collegian highlights an event in which the Juniors and Freshmen of Westhampton held a "Japanese" themed "wedding." The social event featured "Oriental" decorations and food.

This feature was an account given by Don Sawyer, a former Richmond student, and his time during the Korean War. In the account, Sawyer tells the story of when he was shot fighting the Chinese and almost died from his wound, starvation, and from the…

This image posted in The Collegian on November 6, 1959, shows five Chinese students (international status unknown) surrounding what seems to be a fountain or pond with lilypads. The students' names are: Jean Lee, Shirley Lai, Patricia Kwa, and Meehan…
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