Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Beth Marschak (W'72) sat down with Jisu Song ('22) and Shira Greer ('22) on June 17, 2019 at University of Richmond Downtown. Over the course of the one hour interview, Marschak talks about growing up in the city of…

In this article, the author talks about the second annual Women's Lifestyle Conference sponsored by the Westhampton College Government Association in 1976. Folk singer Deborah McColl not only performed to begin the conference, but also spoke on the…

This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v.…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This section of The Web 1982 highlights different types of students at the University of Richmond. In the section "Feminists," the description states that the feminist "knows who the weaker of the sexes really is, but she is fair enough to fight for…

This article describes a guest speaker, Virginia Hackney, who was a T.C. Williams Law School graduate and chairman of the Business Law Committee of the Virginia Association. Hackney spoke at the "Focus '82" program, a conference "oriented towards…

This letter to the editor, published on November 21, 1974, advocated for the passing of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Since Congress had set March 1979 as the ratification deadline for ERA, 1974 was one of the major years to garner as much…
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