Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article, "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree," was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by an unnamed author on May 22, 1971. On June 7th, the University of Richmond awarded its first honorary degree to a black person, Dr. Allix B. James, who…

This letter was written by President Modlin, to a Richmond College alum, Mr. Lewis M. Latane on April 10, 1964. President Modlin began this letter by thanking Mr. Latane for his response to the letter sent to alumni the previous month. He also…

Education writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Robert Holland, wrote this article to cover a local interracial seminar for public schools, sponsored by the University of Richmond, held at University College, in 1967. Community leaders voiced…

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…

This Collegian article is aimed to notify students of a "racial awareness session" organized by both the University of Richmond and Virginia Union University. Through activities such as showcasing a race sensitivity film, the session aims to produce…

“Product of Neglect: The Absence of a Black Social Life,” is an editorial published in The Collegian on October 1st, 1971. The article encourages black students to get all that they can out of the University of Richmond, and what they cannot find…
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