Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1950 Collegian article explains surveys done by the University of Richmond students in Richmond's fiscal administration and "Negro education" below the college level. Marvin Menkes of Deal, N.J. who participated in surveying the education of…

This article summarizes the perspective of Mrs. Glenn Frank, widow of the former president of the University of Wisconsin and former sorority member, regarding the “dangerous influence” of Greek life on college campuses. In her published special…

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…

This anti-integration quote from student Olen Lewis claims that, while accepting black and white Americans as "brothers" that "love each other," they should desire to be separate in some instances. This was published four years before the Messenger…

In this Collegian editorial, written 50 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended the legal segregation of public schools, the writer addresses the ways in which segregation is still prevalent at the University of Richmond. They…

This Collegian cartoon, appearing underneath the article “Dining hall traditions separate students” by Chris Wright, depicts three male college students. In a text bubble, one of the students exclaims, “I hate the way Greeks…

This 1996 Collegian article explains the decade-long social separation of students in the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center and attempts to pinpoint its causes. As elaborated in the article, Greek life sits on the right side room of the dining hall,…

This Collegian article outlines the “unwritten seating arrangement” at the E. Bruce Heilman Dining Center, otherwise known as “D-hall”. The source of this social segregation seems to arise out of the Greek life system.…

In this Collegian opinion piece, student Julie Ciccarone responds to a defense of the Greek system in response to a Collegian piece by student Greg Simonian titled “Enough is enough,” in which Simonian wonders why the Greek system gets…

This cartoon shows a white ventriloquist agreeing to his sentiment of, "We were all mighty happy until we were interfered with... Weren't we?" with a blackface-wearing ventriloquist's dummy. This refers to forced integration that occurred in public…
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