Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This review of the play "The Silent House," which was performed at Shubert Theatre in New York City. The writer first criticizes the accents of the actors, claiming he thought they were speaking another language before finding out they were speaking…

This column discusses many different issues present in the 1920s. It asks questions such as, "What is your opinion of Soviet Russia? What is your attitude regarding German reparations? Where do you stand on prohibition and law enforcement? Are you…

This article recounts controversy surrounding the playing of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue of the…

An article noting a reaction to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination by some of the members of the University of Richmond. A group of 170 Westhampton College students wrote a letter to various political officials including Richmond Mayor…

This opinion piece, published on February 14, 1964, addressed the recently changed admission policy to allow black students to enroll in graduate night classes that take place at University College. This piece argues that full-scale integration of…

This opinion piece, published on April 29, 1960 is a response to an editorial, "A Crack in the Wall" from a previous issue. This piece responds to a letter that accused the Collegian of, "having set down an irrational opinion without thinking it…

This letter to the editor, written by University of Richmond student Peter R. Neal, was published in The Collegian on November 21, 1958. Neal wrote that on November 7, two weeks earlier, a black basketball player was permitted in the dining hall, the…

This article in The Collegian analyzes a lecture given by a Dr. A. T. Harris, a Black professor at Virginia State University. The article focuses on part of Harris's speech, in which Harris suggested that Black students "would not feel the need for…

A Collegian editorial expressing views on the racial diversity of the faculty and student body at the University of Richmond. The editorial called for a more racially diverse community, but the university claimed that it did not discriminate in…

This Collegian editorial discusses the complex nature of segregation at the University of Richmond in 1958. Focusing specifically on a student from Nigeria visiting campus to speak at the Baptist Student Union's annual mission event, the editorial…
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