Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes a student protest held on October 11, 2006, in support of the "Right to Serve" campaign. This civil rights campaign was supported by Soulforce, a social justice organization for LGBTQ acceptance. The protest took place at the…

In this oral history interview, Stanley Jones (R’83) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20) and Jacob Roberson (’19) on June 20, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and forty minute interview,…

In this oral history interview, Iria Jones (W’87) sat down with Eden Wolfer (’20) and Rena Xiao (’20) on July 2, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed her experience as one…

In a description of the Richmond social scene, the article says "As the capital of the old confederacy, Richmond has a richness of heritage... The legacy of the War Between the States is an intrinsic part of Richmond. It is manifested in the southern…

This letter written on January 27, 1981 is one of a series of letters from Leon H. Sullivan to President Heilman. Sullivan asks for Heilman's reply to a previous letter requesting that Heilman use his influence to convince companies associated with…

This letter written on January 26, 1981 is one of a series of letters from Leon H. Sullivan to President Heilman. Sullivan urges Heilman to use his influence to convince companies associated with the University to sign the Sullivan Principles in…

The first in a series of editorials analyzing the President’s Committee (PC) report to Study Campus Relationships. The PC decided that intellectual stagnation on campus is due to "a homogeneous student body, faculty irresponsibility and an…

The University of Richmond’s foreign language department hosted a Latin American Awareness Week during the spring of 1987. It included a host of different “speakers, films, a roundtable discussion and a party at the language…

This article addresses the University of Richmond's investments in South Africa during apartheid. It explains how different governments are divesting in South African companies following the Sullivan Principles, a set of guidelines a company must…

This article from the Collegian in 1983 gives the personal and professional background of the first full-time black professor, Lorenzo Simpson, who was hired in 1976 and taught in the philosophy department. He was granted tenure by the University in…
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