Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In an attempt to foster better social relations, Westhampton College’s freshmen and juniors will attend Richmond College’s dining hall, and Richmond’s sophomores and seniors will attend the Westhampton dining hall on Friday night. After dinner,…

This document is a letter from Guy H. Ranson, a Southern Baptist educator, to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 14, 1954. Ranson wrote to Modlin urging him to end segregation at the university. He…

This letter was sent on April 13, 1954, by L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Catchings wrote to Modlin regarding racial integration at the university. Catchings was a part of the Student Movement…

Published in 1919, this Collegian article discussed the address by Secretary McGrew, State YMCA Secretary for the "negro race." The article called the event a "treat" because not many students had heard an "educated negro" speak before or heard him…

This article discusses the planning of events for the year 1923 by YMCA. One of the events planned by them is a minstrel show. All the proceeds from the show would help YMCA members attend the annual YMCA conference.

This Collegian article discusses Dr. Ryland's lecture to the YMCA on The Effect of War on Religion. According to him, war brings people closer to God. He urged students to continue cultivating the spirit of energy if they hope to succeed. The lecture…

This article describes a recent seminar sponsored by the Y.W.C.A. in which a variety of speakers discussed the nature of their areas of expertise. Dean Martha Lucas opened with a discussion of world religion, followed by Betsy Rice and Leah Levin…

This article describes the local YMCA creating a program for "students who are facing and attempting to solve problems of the campus, of race, of war, of industry and all manner of pertinent human relationship." The article states, “in seeking a…

This column discusses many different issues present in the 1920s. It asks questions such as, "What is your opinion of Soviet Russia? What is your attitude regarding German reparations? Where do you stand on prohibition and law enforcement? Are you…

This article is about the University of Richmond's participation in the Christian World Educational Conference, also known as Education Week, which was sponsored by the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) and the Young Women's Christian…
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