Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this article, Dr. W.D. Weatherford addresses issues brought about by World War I, particularly focused on "the supply of labor." Munitions factories are employing many men and women, and Weatherford notes that "places of manual labor vacated by…

This article was written about English professor Dr. Grace Landrum’s reading of “Marse Chan,” one of the most famous works of Thomas Nelson Page. “Marse Chan” nostalgically represented the “Old South,” and in…

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 written by alumnus Henry E. Garrett (RC '15), president of the American Psychological Association and chair of Psychology and Columbia, argues for maintaining segregation. Segregation, according to Garrett, was not a question of ethics,…

Article describing the teaching of Dr. Samuel Chiles Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Richmond, known for teaching Douglas Southall Freeman. The article described many different interactions that Mitchell had with his students.…

This 1958 article in the Alumni Bulletin discusses the appointment of David J. Mays, President of the Richmond Law School Association, and William T. Muse, the Dean of the University of Richmond Law School and president of the Virginia State Bar…

A Collegian editorial arguing that many Americans are offended by the Confederate flag and the song "Dixie," since both are symbols of bigotry and racism. During this time, the University of Richmond band would carry the Confederate flag during…

A Collegian column reflecting on tension in the South after the Little Rock Nine enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. The author attempts to account for the hostility surrounding the Little Rock situation by relating the struggle for…

This article showcases the work of University of Richmond alum A. E. Dick Howard (RC '54). At the time, Howard was preparing for a career in law at the University of Virginia, prior to which he spent time studying philosophy, politics, and economics.…

This article examines the link between church and state, specifically related to the America Civil War. The article credits the participation of the South in the Civil War to strong Protestant views, pointing to the high number of Southern religious…
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