Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority"

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Article "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority"

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The Collegian article "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority," published February 23rd, 1989, details black women appealing to the former Dean of Westhampton College, Patricia C. Harwood, and the Arts & Science faculty about bringing a historically black sorority to the University of Richmond. According to the article the Committee on Sororities did not originally bring any historically black sororities because they did not want to send the message that they were resisting integration. Additionally, they did not want to appear as though they did not want black students to mix with the white students. Heather Brown, a Westhampton College sophomore said, "I would like to join a black sorority because I believe it is part of black American culture, and I believe that especially at the University of Richmond, where the numbers of black people are so small, that there have got to be support groups."

Source

McLaughlin, Veronica. "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority" The University of Richmond Collegian LXXV, no.18, (February 23, 1989): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19890223.2.3&e=--1920---1989--en-20--41--txt-txIN-------

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1989-02-23

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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McLaughlin, Veronica, “Article "Black Women Seeking Own UR Sorority",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 21, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1710.