University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

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This April 29, 1920 image depicts students from Westhampton College and Richmond College staging a pageant of the "Dwarfed Pine." Corresponding articles in The Richmond Collegian explain the pine as an emblem in "the East" of "long life and…

Westhampton College sophomores staged "The Yellow Jacket" in the Red Cross Building, located near the site of the current Modlin Center. The play had ten Chinese characters, each played by a white student. An article subheading stated that the…

This article announces the Westhampton freshman class production named "The Pageant of the Dwarfed Pine." This 1920 performance was staged in the "pagan splendor" of Japan, with the chorus performed a "Japanese folk song," F. Flaxington Harker's…

This article describes a student protest held on October 11, 2006, in support of the "Right to Serve" campaign. This civil rights campaign was supported by Soulforce, a social justice organization for LGBTQ acceptance. The protest took place at the…

This October 28, 1969, letter is from University of Richmond President Dr. George M. Modlin to Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director for Region III the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). The letter indicates that…

This October 8, 1969, letter is from Jane Pope, secretary to University of Richmond President Dr. George Modlin, and addressed to Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director for Region III the Department of Health, Education, and…

This October 6, 1969, letter is from Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director for Region III the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). The letter is addressed to University President Dr. George M. Modlin and is in…

This column samples five student opinions on the obscene phone call problem on the University of Richmond campus. Kelly Finnerty (WC '91), Mike Davis (RC '93), Kristen Dillard (WC '92), Chip Boone (RC '91), and Liz Meany (WC '91) share their…

This article details a rash of obscene phone calls directed at Westhampton College women as an "annoying and often disturbing fact of life." Robert C. Dillard, director of the University police, noted that 30 incidents of prank calls or harassment…

This article reports on the "literally hundreds of obscene phone calls" that have been made to female residents of University of Richmond, according to University police department investigator, Henry Carr. Campus police Director Robert C. Dillard…
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