Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Black Students Day Planned"

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Article "Black Students Day Planned"

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This article outlines the "Black Students Day" event that students at University of Richmond organized with the hopes of "familiarizing] the blacks with the University of Richmond and make them realize that Richmond has something to offer them." The event was proposed to bring more than 100 high school students from Henrico, Chesterfield, and Richmond to campus where they would attend classes, eat lunch, attend the raft debate, and socialize with both Richmond College and Westhampton College students. The Richmond Student Government Association (RSGA) president, Steve Nock, hoped the event would be successful enough to increase its funding in the future to expand the program outside of Virginia. Additionally, Nock remarked that he wanted the event to help "end the white, Southern reputation Richmond has developed over the years." A black student day had recently been held at the University of Virginia, where it was hugely successful. Their coordinator, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, also assisted with organizing UR's black student day. Both the Westhampton College president, Nancy Benfield, and the Richmond College director of admissions, Thomas N Pollard, Jr., were excited by the doors this event could open to move forward with diversifying and integrating University of Richmond's campus.

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Larson, Dave. "Black Students Day Planned." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no. 22, (March 19, 1971): 1. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19710319.2.6&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1971-03-19

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Larson, Dave, “Article "Black Students Day Planned",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 7, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2484.