Oral History with Michael Kizzie (R'81)

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Oral History with Michael Kizzie (R'81)


In this oral history interview, Michael Kizzie (R ‘81) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Johnnette Johnson (‘20) on June 22, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Kizzie discussed his experiences as a member of the basketball team in the late 1970s and early 1980s, sharing how his time at UR broadened him and prepared him for life after graduation.

Michael Kizzie was born in 1959 and raised in Richmond, VA.He attended and graduated Henrico High School in 1977, and received a four year athletic scholarship at the University of Richmond. He graduated in May 1981 with a BA in History. He recently celebrated his 37 years career including acting as a licensed Underwriting Manager, Vice President - Account Executive and Agent/Broker in the Commercial Insurance industry. Kizzie is active in his church, serving as Insurance Advisor, and in his community serving his third term as President, Board of Directors. He has also participated and been a proud adoptive supporter of a Columbian Foster Child and her family through Compassion International for the last ten years. Kizzie currently resides in Germantown, Maryland.


This oral history is available for academic purposes--including but not limited to research by students, faculty, and staff--by permission from the interviewee (Michael Kizzie). 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


Michael Kizzie


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



Date of Interview

June 22, 2019



“Oral History with Michael Kizzie (R'81),” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed June 17, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3064.