Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Oral History with Professor Raymond Slaughter (RBS)

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Oral History with Professor Raymond Slaughter (RBS)


In this oral history interview, retired professor of accounting Raymond Slaughter (‘77-‘18) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jenifer Yi (’22) on June 10, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Slaughter discussed his experience as the first black professor in the business school and one of the few black professors university-wide, including his educational background at Historically Black Colleges and Universities prior to coming to Richmond, the hiring and tenure processes, and his service-focused academic career. Slaughter also reflected on institutional changes he would like to see in order to reduce discrimination and promote diversity in faculty.

Raymond Slaughter was born in 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Kentucky State University in 1967, and attended Howard University Law School and obtained his law degree in 1970. In 1971, he received his MBA in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for public accounting firm Ernst & Ernst in Detroit Michigan, and then began teaching at Bucknell University. In 1977, he moved to Richmond and began teaching in the accounting department of the Robins School of Business, where he taught for 41 years before his retirement in 2018.


This oral history is available for academic purposes--including but not limited to research by students, faculty, and staff--by permission from the interviewee (Raymond Slaughter). The interviewee maintains the copyright, and must be contacted via the Race & Racism Project (urraceproject@gmail.com) for permissions for use outside of academic purposes.







Richmond (Va.)

Oral History Item Type Metadata



Raymond Slaughter


Boatwright Memorial Library Seminar Room 1
University of Richmond
261 Richmond Way, Richmond, VA 23173



Date of Interview

June 10, 2019



“Oral History with Professor Raymond Slaughter (RBS),” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed January 18, 2021, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3065.