Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This Collegian editorial reflects upon the integration of the University of Richmond's main campus. Although black students had been accepted into the university in previous years, the editorial noted that there were five full-time black students…

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…

An article noting a reaction to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination by some of the members of the University of Richmond. A group of 170 Westhampton College students wrote a letter to various political officials including Richmond Mayor…

This tribute to Esau "Eas" Brooks, an African American athletic trainer at Richmond, was featured in the 1957 Alumni Bulletin. Predeceased by his wife, Willie, Esau Brooks had passed away at the age of 62 in a house fire on Ridge Road. Ridge Road ran…

This article from the Alumni Bulletin of Spring 1951 was told from the perspective of Broadus Mitchell, the oldest son of Samuel Chiles Mitchell. Samuel Chiles Mitchell taught on the "Old Campus" in downtown Richmond. The essay details what life was…

This article in the Summer 1961 Alumni Bulletin announces the new Alumni Council president, Dr. Robert W. Allen (RC '34). The article details the Alumni Day activities, including a luncheon, classroom visitation, and baseball game, among other…

This article invites students to attend a forum discussion that will speak on the future of American Race relations, especially in the context of the Durham Conference. Reverend Doctor Richard McKinney will lead the forum, and is noted as one of the…

This is the Annual Report from the Office of Registrar and Director of Admissions for Richmond College submitted by the Director of Admissions, Thomas N. Pollard, Jr., to President George M. Modlin for the 1970-1971 academic school year. That year,…

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…

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…
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