Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

This opinion piece congratulates the sponsors of speaker events during this school year for "high caliber speakers" including Paul Duke, Gerald Ford, and Andrew Young. It says that Andrew Young demonstrated his "high intelligence, sense of compassion…

Otto Selig from Petersburg, Virginia writes that many of the statements Andrew Young made in his November 1980 speech at the University need to be challenged. Amongst other things, he also argues it is “Almost grotesque that Young mentioned our…

This letter from an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author,…

This handwritten letter by an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian,…

This letter written on December 30, 1970 by an unnamed alum to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9,…

This article covers Andrew Young's speech at the University of Richmond in November of 1980. In it, he argues that the United States has an upper hand over the Soviet Union in the Cold War because, although the USSR does have larger missiles, they…

In 1987, the University Student Union invited sexologist Roger Libby to speak. He explored topics such as “dating, friendships, honesty, trust, respect, morals, partner equality and responsibility— including contraception and sexually…

This article describes the burst of minority students enrolling in the University that year. This effort to recruit some 40 minorities was spearheaded by Dr. Tinina Cade, the Director of Minority Affairs at the University of Richmond. She would go…

In this article penned for the Collegian, Andrew Young urges young people to be more active citizens and voters in their local college community. He also suggests that if a college student would like to make a difference, they should sign up for…
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