Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article explains the death of Esau Brooks. Brooks, a black man, was the equipment manager and trainer at the University of Richmond. He was killed by the oil stove in his home. He had been working at the University of Richmond since 1914, when…

This article relates the death of Douglas Southall Freeman, on June 13, 1953. Freeman had just finished writing Chapter 16 in Volume 6 of his biography on George Washington. The last words Freeman wrote were, "He was 61, and he complained mildly of…

The author of this Collegian article recounts an interview with University of Richmond President Dr. George M. Modlin about a 1966 questionnaire on Virginia college integration that the he declined to answer because he thought it contained vague…

This letter to the editor, written by Gail Lush, criticized the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, on probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Lush was…

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…

In this article, a meeting where Dr. George Modlin spoke was summarized. After Dr. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond, received a letter from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare's civil rights director, he was asked to…

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…

Published in the Westhampton Class Notes section of the Alumni Bulletin, a photograph depicts two young boys raising the third national flag of the Confederacy (the "Blood-Stained Banner") at their home in Lears Glen, near Annapolis, MD. Their names…

A Collegian article describing a chapel program given by Dr. Guines, an administrative assistant to the Superintendent of the Richmond city school system. This program occurred on a Tuesday and discussed the "Black Revolution in America: Perspectives…

A Collegian article talking about six students from Hong Kong who attended Westhampton College. While all six girls were of Asian descent, only five claimed Hong Kong as their home. One student, Joyce Wan-Jung Chang, claimed Sao Paulo, Brazil as her…
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