Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article concerns the University of Richmond and the union representing the Food Service workers agreement on voting eligibility in the union election, according to Debra Creech, local 157 union organizing director. All service and maintenance…

The top photograph features what appears to be a law enforcement officer with two black men standing behind him, one is holding a video camera. Considering the placement of this photograph with the bottom image, the scene might be a rally or protest.…

This photo collage from The Web 1957 shows the campaigning and mock presidential election that occured on campus in November 1956. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower won the mock election over Adlai Stevenson. In 1946, Eisenhower visited the campus to…

This letter was sent on April 22, 1949, from George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, to Morgan W. Strother of the W. Fred Richardson Security Storage Corporation. This letter was sent one day after Strother’s letter regarding…

This document is a letter from Morgan W. Strother of the W. Fred Richardson Security Storage Corporation to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on April 21, 1949. Strother wrote that when "we business men"…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch published this article on June 06, 1961 in response to a commencement address given at the University of Richmond by Dr. Claudius O. Johnson. Dr. Johnson was a former professor of history and political science at…

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…

The article "Our Day: The Poll Tax in Virginia, Democracy in Virginia," published by The Collegian December 3rd, 1937, was a response to an article published by the Southern Planter. The author of the article published by the Southern Planter was in…

This article describes a program facilitated by Dr. James T. Guines, administrative assistant to the Superintendent of the Richmond city school system. While unrelated to Guines's line of work, the program discussed the "Black Revolution in America:…
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