Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Despite being named No. 3 school in the nation for “best quality of life” in the Princeton Review, minority students at the University of Richmond disagree. Only 12% of the university’s undergraduates identify as African-American,…

As part of their program of "varied and attractive services," the Student Committee on Religious Worship scheduled the Richmond Sabbath Glee Club to present Sunday evening at 7:00 pm at the Vesper Service in the Cannon Memorial Chapel. Led by Joseph…

Famous Hampton Quartet scheduled to sing at the Sunday Vespers held at the Cannon Memorial Chapel at 7:00 pm Sunday evening. The quartet comes to Richmond every year on an annual tour through the state; tours made to arouse interest in the work and…

This article is an interesting contrast from the "BRouzing..." article because it provides insight into another side of the war rhetoric. In this edition of Cotten Pickin's, Bob Cotten urges Richmond students to start preparing themselves for war.…

This article discusses the "Institute on Inter-American Affairs" program that was held at UR on April 7-8 in 1944. The program began with an address given by President Boatwright followed by a speech from Pauline Turnbull. Turnbull was a faculty…

This article describes a recent seminar sponsored by the Y.W.C.A. in which a variety of speakers discussed the nature of their areas of expertise. Dean Martha Lucas opened with a discussion of world religion, followed by Betsy Rice and Leah Levin…

This article, published in the Collegian in 1969, covered a lecture given by Miss Dorothy I. Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), at the University of Richmond. As a part of the Westhampton College Lecture Committee's…

This article from the Collegian examines admissions statistics from the Richmond College freshman class. Of the 1300 men who applied to Richmond college, 669 were accepted as new students and transfers, and 65% of those accepted chose to enroll. When…

This Collegian article discusses the results of the Supreme Court's ruling in 1954 in favor of public school desegregation. The article claimed that the trend was toward resegregation. Citing Washington as a "model city" for school integration in…

This article in the Collegian reported on sit-down demonstrations by students at Virginia State College in Petersburg. The demonstrations at the historically black college were meant to work towards "freedom of movement and action in a free society."…
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