Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "First Black Students Enrolled in University in late '60s"

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Article "First Black Students Enrolled in University in late '60s"

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In this article, guest writer Kendra Corey recounts the history of integration at the University of Richmond in the late 1960s after the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, as well as detailing some of the experiences and sentiments of the first black students to attend the University and live on campus. Compared to other universities in the United States and in the South particularly, the University of Richmond is considered by this writer to be late in its integration process. In an interview in April of 1999, Richmond College Dean Richard Mateer asserts that there were no riots or violent outbreaks in response to integration like on other college campuses. However, Corey remarks that at the time of integration and the arrival of black students such as Barry Greene, who is notably the first black student to live on campus, there were no black student organizations or black fraternities at the University of Richmond. In 1971, the University newspaper The Collegian writes that, “Each black interviewed indicated that his first year in Richmond was one of the hardest in his life”. According to Corey, the black student population (mostly the amount of black male athletes) increased greatly with the initiation of the CIGNA scholar program.

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Corey, Kendra. "First Black Students Enrolled in University in late '60s." The University of Richmond Collegian 86, no. 9, (October 28, 1999): 5. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19991028.2.21&srpos=12&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1999-10-28

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English

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Collegian86.9.5-19991028.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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Corey, Kendra, “Article "First Black Students Enrolled in University in late '60s",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3411.