Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article discusses University of Richmond students’ concerns regarding the Cambodian crisis and the deaths of four Kent State University students. On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard members shot at unarmed college students during a protest…

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…

This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v.…

This photo from The Web 1986 features two students holding signs and protesting against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The caption reads, "Richmond College takes an active stand in world religion." The student on the left holds a sign that says…

This page from The Web 1980 documents an "Iranian demonstration on the Richmond College Campus" to protest the Iran hostage crisis. According to the caption, this on-campus demonstration reflected the "rebellious spirit of the late '60s" as students…

The top photograph features what appears to be a law enforcement officer with two black men standing behind him, one is holding a video camera. Considering the placement of this photograph with the bottom image, the scene might be a rally or protest.…

The Collegian published an article on March 2, 1995, in regards to a protest held at Amelia County High School. Students held a sit in to protest the restrictions because a black teacher was restricted from wearing a traditional African headdress…
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