Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A letter from Marguerite Roberts, Westhampton Dean, to Eva Wong, a student at Westhampton College. Wong's name was misspelled "Wang" in this letter. The letter informed Wong that she had been placed on disciplinary probation for "disobeying the…

The article, "Two Students Discuss The Life Of A One Percent Minority" published by The Collegian on January 18th, 1973, interviews two black students, Stanley Davis and Belinda Carr, on their University of Richmond experience. Stanley Davis was the…

This document is a memo from R. S. Underhill of University College to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, that was sent on October 14, 1963, with the subject "McGuire Veterans Hospital." Underhill wrote to Modlin regarding…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Theatre department faculty or staff members, telling about how the University Players will continue the same ticket policy. The faculty or staff were entitled to two…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department, inviting them to the eighth season of plays in James L. Camp Memorial Theatre. The recipients are given two…

In this article, the author discusses how the fall 1991 issue of the University’s literary magazine, The Messenger, prompted University officials to consider withdrawing the magazine from the admissions office due to the use of profanity.…

The article "Registrars Seek To Overcome 150 Years Of Black Exclusion" published by The Collegian on January 18th, 1973, describes University of Richmond's administrators' efforts to reconcile 150 year history of excluding black people, to instead…

This article describes a speech given by Dave Meggyesy, a former professional football player and author, in the Cannon Memorial Chapel the previous Thursday. Meggyesy offered his opinion on the university’s athletic department, in particular the…

This article desribes the process through which Anita Bryant, a singer and opponent of civil rights for LGBTQ individuals, was invited to the Robins Center on October 8, 1977. Bryant's efforts led to repeals of anti-discriminiation on the basis of…

In this 1991 article, staff writers Heidi Ziglar and Sandy Tan sample opinions on rape and consent at the University of Richmond. The article came days after a panel discussion on alcohol and consent titled, “Is it Me or the Alcohol…
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