Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Michael Kizzie (R ‘81) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Johnnette Johnson (‘20) on June 22, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Kizzie discussed his…

In this oral history interview, Dominic Finney (R ‘99) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Jenifer Yi (‘22) on June 12, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and fifteen minute interview, Finney…

This photograph, appearing in the 1960 edition of the University of Richmond's yearbook The Web, depicts an interior view of students eating at the Refectory, the Richmond College dining hall. The photo is located at the beginning of the list of…

In this 1991 article, staff writers Heidi Ziglar and Sandy Tan sample opinions on rape and consent at the University of Richmond. The article came days after a panel discussion on alcohol and consent titled, “Is it Me or the Alcohol…

This is a "rat cap" that a Richmond College freshmen wore during "rat week." Rat Week was a hazing event for freshman that commonly involved racist imagery and Lost Cause ideology.

This is a "rat cap" that a Richmond College freshmen wore in 1941 during "rat week." Rat Week was a hazing event for freshman that commonly involved racist imagery and Lost Cause ideology.

This is a "rat cap" that a Richmond College freshmen wore in 1940 during "rat week." Rat Week was a hazing event for freshman that commonly involved racist imagery and Lost Cause ideology.

The university radio station (WHVA) decided to put on a short radio drama about the history of the school. The history included the creation of Richmond College by President Ryland and the board of trustees, the history of Westhampton College, and…
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