Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1938 Collegian announcement discusses the debate between Squeedunk College and the University of Richmond, in the Richmond Chapel, centered around the question "Resolved: that the South won the Civil War." The Massachusetts college will argue…

This Collegian announcement shows details for the 1993 Lambda Coalition sponsored Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Awareness week, which is an attempt to educate students about what homosexuality is, due to the lack of awareness of LGBTQ individuals at the…

This 1978 Collegian announcement is for a "Lambda Chi Slave Sale." The announcement provides little detail, only stating that it is a "faculty-brotherhood slave sale," and will take place in the multipurpose room of the Commons.

This 1991 announcement details that Martin Luther King III will be a featured speaker at the Hands Around the Lake Event on February 2. King is described as a representative for then President Jimmy Carter, and "helped to establish a non-violence…

This 1978 announcement is promoting a "slave auction" that will be held on the Keller Hall field. There is little detail about what the auction entails simply stating that, "individual and group bids will be accepted."

This 1980 Collegian announcement is promoting a "slave sale" that will be taking place in the Keller Hall Lobby. There are few details other than Dan Ferrell is the one selling the "Keller Hall Slaves."

This 1963 announcement highlights the "Plantation Party," which was a party held on May Day (May 4th) to "reveal the school at its southern best." The events lined up include an open house art exhibit, a band concert, lantern parade, ballet, and a…

This announcement written in 1967 describes a "slave auction" of the Westhampton College freshmen that will take place on Saturday, March 4 in Keller Hall. The announcement provides no detail of what the auction is for, nor why it is described as a…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

This 1991 Collegian article discusses the Lambda Coalition, a group on campus created to support LGBTQ+ individuals. It is named the Lambda Coalition as the lambda symbol is a recognized symbol of queer activism by the Gay Activist Alliance in New…
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