Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This Collegian article, written by features editor Don Owen, is about a proposed faculty exchange with Virginia Union, a local, historically black university. The exchange, which was proposed by the United States Department of Health, Education, and…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

This article discusses the plans that the Richmond College Glee Club for the school year. The glee club was led by an oratorio tenor and choral teacher in Richmond named Charles Troxell. He conducted many college choirs and church choirs. The…

This photograph collage found in The Web 1952 features two photos with racist and/or offensive material. On the first page in the middle, all the way to the right, there is a picture of two students, one who is wearing a cap with the Nazi swastika on…

This article highlights an incident in which the Richmond College Junior Class Cabinet was made to stop selling t-shirts featuring the Confederate spider mascot. Director of Administrative Services Louie Love said that the spider dressed in…

In this oral history interview conducted via telephone with recording assistance from Eden Wolfer ('20) and Clemson University, Dr. Jesse N. Moore (B'81) spoke with Rena Xiao ('20) on June 26, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of…

In this oral history interview, Greg Mitchell sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the forty minute interview,…

In this oral history interview, Marilyn Branch-Mitchell and Greg Mitchell sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of…

This letter to the editor written by Richmond College sophomore David Burns outlines Burns' argument for the removal of dormitory visitation codes. At the time, women were only allowed in Richmond College dorms during specific hours on weekends,…

On January 22, 1991, a panel consisting of University of Richmond students was held in The Pier to address the following question: How do you define rape? It was held following a series of events the previous week titled “Rethinking…
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