Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article discusses the imbalanced in black men to black women at the University of Richmond. Black students made up only 1% of the school's population, with only six black women enrolled at the time. This imbalance led to black students to seek…

This article explores Black History Week at the University of Richmond and it’s growing popularity amongst students. After four days more and more students continue to attend the festivities. The first night of the week was a sermon in the chapel…

This letter to the editor was written in response to a lead story on the resignation of Michael White, former chairman of the Judicial Council of Richmond College. White’s resignation stemmed from the decision of Richard Mateer, Dean of Richmond…

This document is a memo from William H. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman and Charles E. Glassick that was sent on November 26, 1973. Leftwich wrote to Heilman and Glassick about the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) at the University of…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) organized Black History Week, with the theme "Shades of Unseen Beauty," for February 3rd to February 10th, 1978. The week started, on Sunday at three o'clock, with "a march from the front of campus…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) got together to establish three goals for the 1977-1978 academic year. First, they wanted to see the University of Richmond "actively recruit blacks and minority students." To do so, they aimed to…

This image found in The Web 1974 yearbook focuses on interest groups at the University of Richmond. One group featured in this selection, in the middle row right photograph, was that of the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), the first…

This image was found in The Web 1975 yearbook. It features the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA); it was the University of Richmond's first black student led organization. The first black student -- Barry Greene -- was not allowed to…

The article “SOBA Activities Hampered This Year” published on December 7th, 1978, describes the decline in Students Organizing for Black Awareness (SOBA) club members, and as a result the few number of events hosted by the club. The former…

The article "Willie Dell, Gospel Choir Begin Black History Week" published by The Collegian February 3rd, 1977, details the schedule of Black History Week put on by Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union…
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