Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article reviewed a lecture given by Rev. David B. Nickerson, a visiting lecturer of the Religious Activities Council and director of the Southern Field Service Escru. Nickerson focused on the identity of black people in communities, specifically…

This letter, published in the Collegian in 1944, was written by Dr. Frederic Boatwright, the president of the University of Richmond, and is addressed to students whom all signed a particular petition. The petition in question was created and signed…

This Collegian article discusses the results of the Supreme Court's ruling in 1954 in favor of public school desegregation. The article claimed that the trend was toward resegregation. Citing Washington as a "model city" for school integration in…

This letter to the editor written by student Ken Burnette addressed a school event, Mission Emphasis Week, sponsored by the Baptist Student Union. Burnette addressed the paradox presented when juxtaposing the event's emphasis on Christians extending…

This letter to the editor written by Richmond College sophomore David Burns outlines Burns' argument for the removal of dormitory visitation codes. At the time, women were only allowed in Richmond College dorms during specific hours on weekends,…

This article, published in the Collegian in 1969, covered the University of Richmond's Religious Emphasis Week. The theme was "Honest Religion for the Secular Man." The series goal was not just to follow traditional methods of religious studies and…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

This article describes the creation of a full-size mascot costume modeled after the "new look" Richmond Spider created by Student Shop proprietor Buddy Mayo earlier in the fall 1948 semester.The article describes the new look spider as having "called…

This article addresses the threat posed to the further existence of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Richmond due to the university's non-compliance with integration. As the top of the article, theCollegianeditor…

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…
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