Oral Histories

The Race & Racism at the University of Richmond Project seeks to expand what is available in the archival record of university history by conducting oral histories highlighting the experiences of groups that are often excluded from the historical record. Beginning in summer 2018, students working with the project began conducting interviews with the purpose of expanding the archival collection of the University. While previous research found elsewhere on this site has led us to find the names of people of color who remain invisible within the University’s official stories about itself, taking up oral history has the ability to capture the lived experiences of these individuals. 

If you would like to participate in this oral history project, please contact us at urraceproject@gmail.com