Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The top photograph features what appears to be a law enforcement officer with two black men standing behind him, one is holding a video camera. Considering the placement of this photograph with the bottom image, the scene might be a rally or protest.…

This is a picture of Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, who came to speak on campus in December 1970 as part of a lecture series. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

Pictured in the third row of the track team photograph from The Web 1971 is Norman Williams, who was the first black athlete on the track team and the first black athlete to receive a full scholarship from the University. According to the Collegian,…

The photograph on page 287 of The Web 1971 shows the brothers of the Kappa Alpha fraternity holding a large Confederate flag in front of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue. A description on the previous page describes "Robert E. Lee on the…
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