Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article showcases the work of University of Richmond alum A. E. Dick Howard (RC '54). At the time, Howard was preparing for a career in law at the University of Virginia, prior to which he spent time studying philosophy, politics, and economics.…

This article discusses how Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr. called on President Nixon and the secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) for the immediate removal of Dr. Eloise Severinson, HEW's regional director for Virginia. Byrd…

This article highlights an incident in which the Richmond College Junior Class Cabinet was made to stop selling t-shirts featuring the Confederate spider mascot. Director of Administrative Services Louie Love said that the spider dressed in…

This article explains a message from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW) to the University of Richmond that the school "still projects an image of exclusive all-white 'Southern' institution." UR was the largest privately supported…

The article, "Historical Pattern of Unequal Treatment Shown Towards Blacks" published by The Collegian August 8th, 1972 is a recount of a speech given by Dr. Letitia Brown. Dr. Brown discussed the discrimination free blacks faced from before the…

This 1958 article in the Alumni Bulletin discusses the appointment of David J. Mays, President of the Richmond Law School Association, and William T. Muse, the Dean of the University of Richmond Law School and president of the Virginia State Bar…

Article describing the teaching of Dr. Samuel Chiles Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Richmond, known for teaching Douglas Southall Freeman. The article described many different interactions that Mitchell had with his students.…

In the article "Our Day: The South, The North, The Negro" published by The Collegian on March 8th, 1940, that describes the large amount of support the Democratic Party received from black people in the election season. "With ardent promises to look…

This article examines the link between church and state, specifically related to the America Civil War. The article credits the participation of the South in the Civil War to strong Protestant views, pointing to the high number of Southern religious…

During the fall semester of 1948, Buddy Mayo, the manager of the Student Shop, announced that the University of Richmond Spider, the "official University emblem," was receiving a new look to coincide with the "new football outlook and as an added…
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