Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is the Annual Report of Religious Activities for Westhampton College of the University of Richmond for the 1970-1971 academic year that was submitted by Jean Mahaffey, the Director of Religious Activities. She began the report by explaining how…

On September 10, 1963, Executive Director of the University of Richmond Young Democratic Club, Dabney Lee, wrote the Mayor of Farmville, Virginia, William Watkins, on behalf of a black minister, Rev. L. F. Griffin, in Farmville. Lee began the letter…

The Westhampton College Dean of Students, Clara M. Keith, submitted this annual report on student life to the Dean of Westhampton College, Dr. Mary Louise Gehring, and President George Modlin for the 1969-1970 school year. This report was unique…

This letter to the editor, published on November 21, 1974, advocated for the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Since Congress had set March 1979 as the ratification deadline for ERA, 1974 was one of the major years to garner as much…

This is the letter that started the influential affairs regarding Mr. Russel Jones' visit to the University of Richmond, and his rejection from entrance into the dining hall. Julia Willis explains what conspired. Mr. Jones had visited the university…

In this article, the Collegian reports on Melvin Bradshaw's announcement of the creation of an Intercollegiate Christian Council. The council has been formed with Apprentice School, Medical School (white and black nursing students distinguished),…

Howard Kester from the Federation of Reconciliation, a religious non-violent organization, addressed Rolvix Harlan's sociology class about race relations. In his talk Kester advocated for his white audience to view black people in a different manner.…
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