Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Letter to the Editor "The Dixie Resolution: A Stir Develops Amid the Pines"

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Letter to the Editor "The Dixie Resolution: A Stir Develops Amid the Pines"

Description

This letter to the editor is an explanation from a Richmond College Student Government Association (S.G.A) Senator, Gaston Williams, as to why the Senate voted to restrain the use of the song “Dixie” throughout the University. He states there have been efforts made to attract a wider range of students to the University of Richmond through a Black Student Recruitment Program led by Steve Nock. The main issues being faced were that potential black students had not heard of the University or if they had, they thought of it as a “private white institution.” One of the issues that was cited in the fact that there were not many black students present on campus, and another was that “Dixie” was often played while waving the Confederate flag during sporting events. Williams, along with Senate, urged the student body to think of the meanings behind these actions and to restrain from doing them in order to diversify the campus.

Source

Williams, Gaston. "The Dixie Resolution: A Stir Develops Among the Pines." The University of Richmond Collegian LXI, no. 8, (November 5, 1971): 2. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19711105.2.8&srpos=18&e=------197-en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1971-11-05

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

Williams, Gaston, “Letter to the Editor "The Dixie Resolution: A Stir Develops Amid the Pines",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 15, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2469.