Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Rueben Turner (R’81) sat down with Johnnette Johnson (’20) and Jisu Song ('22) on June 19, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Turner spoke about his time as a…

In this hour long oral history, alumna Robin Mundle (W’85) sat down and shared her story with Jenifer Yi (’22) at the University of Richmond’s Boatwright Memorial Library on June 13th, 2019. As both a University of Richmond graduate…

At a Future Teachers of America Club meeting in March of 1956, the members discussed how integration would affect teachers. Mrs. Zada D. Carver, senior counselor and sponsor of the FTA Club at John Marshall High School, and Dr. Spencer D. Albright,…

In this oral history interview, Marilyn Branch-Mitchell (W’78) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the…

In this oral history interview conducted via telephone with recording assistance from Eden Wolfer ('20) and Clemson University, Dr. Jesse N. Moore (B'81) spoke with Rena Xiao ('20) on June 26, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of…

Sixteen University of Richmond students worked with seventh, eighth, and ninth grade black students from Randolph Junior High School in Richmond. This program dubbed the "Richmond Area Tutorial" program was an 8 week long tutoring program to help the…

In this article, the author discusses how "Negroes are being given an opportunity for public education" in Prince Edwards County, Virginia for the first time in years. According to a study by Jean Seymour, the director of religious activities for…

This document is a letter from John E. Leard, the City Editor for The Richmond News Leader, to President George M. Modlin. On April 23, 1954, Leard wrote to Modlin to ask about the university’s plans for "expansion of their facilities in the event…

Education writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Robert Holland, wrote this article to cover a local interracial seminar for public schools, sponsored by the University of Richmond, held at University College, in 1967. Community leaders voiced their…

The opinion piece "By Turning Our Backs on Bussing We Turn Our Backs On Desegregation" published by The Collegian on November 18th, 1982, is about a decision made by the United States Commission on Civil Rights that supported the practice of school…
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