Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Page 17 of a program for the June 1964 University of Richmond Commencement Ceremony. This page includes students receiving Masters of Science in Business Administration, Masters of Science in Business Education, and Masters of Commerce Degrees. Of…

This photo from The Web 1986 features the 1984-1985 CIGNA scholars: Frasier Brickhouse, William Bruce, Jr., Nadine Marsh, Sonya Marsh, Vincent Mathis, Julie McClelland, Howard Moore III, Stephanie Poindexter, Sheila Robinson, Beverly Stallings, Erika…

The center photograph from the "Underclass" section of the yearbook features the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma, the first historically black fraternity on the University of Richmond campus, in 1983. The members of the fraternity are unnamed.

This page in The Web 1983 features the first black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, at the University of Richmond. According to the Collegian article "Phi Beta Sigma Colonizes New Fraternity at Richmond," the creed of the fraternity is "we give another…

The top right photograph from the "Shoot Yourself" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts a brother of the historically black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, sitting on top of a car wearing one of their sweatshirts. The fraternity, however, was not…

In a photo collage from the university-wide picnic, a group of black students are pictured walking in a group.

The image in the top left of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon photo collage shows fraternity members dressed as Ku Klux Klan members standing around a black man with his neck in a noose at the fraternity lodge. The photo of fraternity members in the top right…

Lanre T.A. Lambo--pictured in the second column, first row--was from Nigeria and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1979. Julie K. Li—pictured in the second column, fourth row—was from Hong Kong and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry in…

The bottom photograph features the members of the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), the first black student organization at the university. The University of Richmond enrolled its first black residential student, Barry Greene, onto the…

This image was found in The Web 1975 yearbook. It features the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA); it was the University of Richmond's first black student led organization. The first black student -- Barry Greene -- was not allowed to…
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