Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The 1967 edition of the Messenger's theme was "controversy." Its final piece, "The 20th Century vs. The U of R," argues that the University should have less of an influence on students' morality and not act as their "guardian." The piece's author,…

In this oral history interview, Dominic Finney (R ‘99) sat down with Shira Greer (‘22) and Jenifer Yi (‘22) on June 12, 2019, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and fifteen minute interview, Finney…

This is an instruction sheet distributed to Westhampton College dining hall waitresses in 1948 by Marion H. Hamilton, Dean of Students at Westhampton College. The instructions demand that a worker, described as “in a sense, a…

In this letter, University of Richmond Secretary-Treasurer Charles H. Wheeler III addresses University President George M. Modlin on the topic of actions taken by Marian H. Hamilton, the Westhampton College Dean of Students. Wheeler states that…

This letter from Associate Professor of Sociology Henry H. Stewart Jr. summarizes the proposed budget for a new sociology course. The course, Sociology 323, is entitled "The Black Community in Urban America" and is offered as part of the University's…

This article discusses a meeting of the Virginia Education Association's Department of Higher Education at the campus of the University of Richmond. It talks about how 70 college educators agreed that Black Studies courses are "needed at this time to…

The author of this editorial discusses the movement of faculty and administrative offices from Keller Hall into the University Commmons, taking up what was previously student space, including an arts and crafts room and the only meeting room that…

In this oral history interview, Iria Jones (W’87) sat down with Eden Wolfer (’20) and Rena Xiao (’20) on July 2, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour interview, Jones discussed her experience as one…

This article highlights an incident in which the Richmond College Junior Class Cabinet was made to stop selling t-shirts featuring the Confederate spider mascot. Director of Administrative Services Louie Love said that the spider dressed in…

In this oral history interview, Barry Greene (R’72) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Mysia Perry (’21), and Jacob Roberson (’19) on July 12, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and…
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