Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report of Richmond College’s Department of Modern Foreign Languages for September 1964 to January 1969 that was compiled by the chairman who is not named. Only French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Italian were taught. The report…

In the years before 1962, YWCA would sponsor a foreign student to study at the University of Richmond. Its last scholar was a Muslim student from Turkey. In 1962, YWCA did not fund a foreign scholar to come to the United States but instead sent $500…

In this oral history interview, Kevin Jones (‘94) sat down with Cole Richard (’21) and Jisu Song (‘22) on June 18, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed his experience as…

This opinion piece, written in 1995, details the study abroad experience of Christie Getman, in Martinique, in the French West Indies. She describes how life changing the experience was for her, and how there were rarely any other white people, and…

Richmond College student, Matt Rafalow (‘06), encourages University of Richmond students to attend the Thursday night screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This event is part of the University of Richmond’s Coming Out Week that is hosted by…

A description of Miss Susan M. Lough, who received the dedication of the Westhampton College yearbook of 1930. The description states "To you, whose smiling Irish eyes have been a source of joy to us..." Lough was the head of the department of…

This University of Richmond opinion piece, written by student Abdullah Mina, criticizes the University’s lack of commitment to teaching and speaking foreign languages. More specifically, Mina commends the attention given to language at Westhampton…

This article discusses Richmond College Professor, Dr. Mead's speech at the Westhampton Assembly on April 16, 1934. Talking on his time in South America, he discusses the derivation of the word "carioca," explaining that its origin is in the…

This article discusses Dr. Koo, of China, as one of the principal speakers on affairs of student interest. Held at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond, the Young Men's and Women's Associations of Virginia sponsored an inter-racial,…

The Westhampton College Spanish club celebrated the 1*962-1963' year with a "Bienvenida-Welcome'' party for its new members. The party included a slideshow documenting Betty Beale, the club president, and Kitty Connaway's six-week summer school…
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