Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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President Edward Ayers spoke about the University of Richmond's past during his 2008 inaugural speech, and retold the history of both colleges focusing on "stories about Richmond's first presidents, its Baptist roots, the first female students, and…

This 1991 Collegian article discusses the viewpoint of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who is a professor of history and the director of women's studies at Emory University. She spoke at the University of Richmond, advocating her view that "Southern women…

This article written in 1988 describes a new Valentine Museum Exhibition, titled "In Bondage and Freedom: Antebellum Black Life in Richmond." Judy Lankford, the Director of Development at the Valentine Museum, stated that, "Richmond would not have…

This 1929 Collegian article focuses on the origin of Richmond College, and the various presidents that were responsible for the foundation of the school. Mentioned is Edward Baptist who was the founder of the Virginia Baptist Seminary that eventually…

The article explains the 1924 release of "The Southern Planter," written by Richmond College alumnus, Dr. Francis P. Gaines. The purpose of the book is to "outline the popular conception of the old plantation," as well as to trace the development of…

This article summarizes a faculty and student discussion on lynching and its history in response to a racist incident at the Cousins Studio Theater involving the hanging of a black doll. The article details that there were anywhere from 30 to 70…

This Collegian article summarizes a talk by Ishmail Conway during Black History Month about the misunderstanding of Black fraternities and sororities. Conway traces the history of Black Greek organizations to the early 20th century, and stresses the…

Student Alisa G. Mayor argues that the trend to recruit more women and minorities into the Sciences reflects a historic pattern of women’s progress in America only occurring at the convenience of men. She cites the invention of the typewriter and…

This article states that Latin Professor Woodford B. Hackley will speak to the R.C. McDanel Historical Society about “Richmond College in the War Between the States.” Hackley is also secretary of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, a…

This reports on guest lecturer for the Stafford Lecture Series Dr. Janet Wilson James, who is an associate professor of history at Boston College. She talks about how the roots of the women's liberation movement "extend back to the end of the 19th…
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