Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

Gregory T. Ricks, Multicultural Programmer for Stanford University, came to the University and remarked that "students here are too intelligent to be so ignorant." This article talks about that remarks and about Ricks, who went on to say that "it's…

This is an opinion piece advocating for the University of Richmond to integrate in order to save its ROTC Program. The Board of Trustees was faced with the choice to either integrate or lose its ROTC program. In the article, the student urges the…

As University of Richmond students watched the televised Black Action Movement at the University of Massachusetts, discussions and debates followed regarding instances of racism happening on campus. Sociology professors Henry Stewart and Willie Dell,…

In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

In this Collegian editorial, written 50 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision that ended the legal segregation of public schools, the writer addresses the ways in which segregation is still prevalent at the University of Richmond. They…

This cartoon shows a white ventriloquist agreeing to his sentiment of, "We were all mighty happy until we were interfered with... Weren't we?" with a blackface-wearing ventriloquist's dummy. This refers to forced integration that occurred in public…

This article discusses a University Campus Forum determining that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) charges against the University for reflecting a racist image were justified, by a 43-31 vote. Before the vote, there was a…

In this letter, Virginia Governor Linwood Holton replies to University of Richmond President George Modlin in regards to Modlin's October 8 letter to the Governor (available here). Modlin had requested Holton's assistance in dealing with the…

In this letter, University of Richmond President George Modlin wrote to Virginia Governor Lindwood Holton on October 8, 1970. Modlin wrote as a follow up to a telephone conversation the two had had earlier in the week in regards to the relationship…
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