Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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As University of Richmond students watched the televised Black Action Movement at the University of Massachusetts, discussions and debates followed regarding instances of racism happening on campus. Sociology professors Henry Stewart and Willie Dell,…

This article describes Professor Kathleen F. Slevin's "pleas for a temporary injunction to extend" her teaching contract. Slevin had been hired by Dr. Bruce Heilman for the 1975-1976 academic year at the University of Richmond as a tenure track…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This is an article written for the Collegian's satire section. The article discusses an "astounding result" from the sociological department in which two students Pam Bryant and Joe Jon Bryant (one white and one black) are thought to be identical…

One of the courses available to sociology students in 1948 was called "Ethnic Minorities." The course covered ethnic minorities in Asia and Europe, as well as immigrants to the US. The description further states that the "Negro in the United States"…

One of the courses taught by the Sociology department in 1961 was titled "Race and Culture." Based on the description of the course, it was based on human relations of ethnic groups in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Unlike the years before, there was…
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