Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Black History Month: Campus organizations bringing awareness to the University"

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Article "Black History Month: Campus organizations bringing awareness to the University"

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This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival of the 60s." The first black student was not allowed to integrate onto the main campus of UR until 1968. According to Kenneth Davis, manager of Food Services, historical memorabilia and posters of black leaders would be posted around the dining hall and meat "representative of the theme" would be served. The performances during Black History Month would be sponsored by the Multicultural Student Union whose president, Camisha Jones, explains how the organization was sponsoring most of the events in collaboration with other student organizations. Delta Sigma Theta member, Nikki Anderson, was also interviewed and explained that the sorority was working the Young Democrats to bring Richmond mayor Walter Kenney to speak at an event.

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Gill, Susan. "Black History Month: Campus organizations bringing awareness to the University." The University of Richmond Collegian 79, no. 16. (February 4, 1993): 11. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19930204.2.35&srpos=17&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1993-02-04

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Gill, Susan, “Article "Black History Month: Campus organizations bringing awareness to the University",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1651.