Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Column "View from the Sidelines"

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Column "View from the Sidelines"

Description

This article highlights the first black athlete given a full scholarship to the University of Richmond. Norman Williams was offered a full-ride for his achievements in track and field at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Williams was also offered scholarships from Virginia State, Norfolk State, and Ferrum College. The article describes several of William's latest track achievements and how Richmond's track coaches, Hardy and Reid, are excited about Williams' versatility in the sport. The article continues by mentioning how Williams' acceptance of the athletic scholarship will hopefully encourage other top black athletes to consider Richmond as a viable option. Specifically, the article mentions that the football coach, Jones, is trying to recruit more black athletes for his team. Williams is not only the first black athlete to receive a full track scholarship, but the only track athlete to receive a scholarship, period. Richmond's athletic department overall gives out very few scholarships, which causes issues because rival schools like William and Mary give several out per sport. At the end, the article asks the university to consider re-evaluating its funds for sports like track so that their scholarships are more evenly distributed.

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Source

Seward, Bill. "View from the Sidelines." The University of Richmond Collegian LVII, no. 28, (May 08, 1970): 5. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19700508.2.30&srpos=18&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1970-05-08

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Seward, Bill, “Column "View from the Sidelines",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 16, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2198.