Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter written on January 27, 1981 is one of a series of letters from Leon H. Sullivan to President Heilman. Sullivan asks for Heilman's reply to a previous letter requesting that Heilman use his influence to convince companies associated with…

This letter written on January 26, 1981 is one of a series of letters from Leon H. Sullivan to President Heilman. Sullivan urges Heilman to use his influence to convince companies associated with the University to sign the Sullivan Principles in…

This article addresses the University of Richmond's investments in South Africa during apartheid. It explains how different governments are divesting in South African companies following the Sullivan Principles, a set of guidelines a company must…

This article briefly describes a meeting attended by delegates from the University of Richmond, Kit Vander-Shalie, Arlene Moore, Vivian Bolton, and Dr. Suzanne Lough of the Southeastern International Relations Club. The meeting at Randolph-Macon…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

Sixteen University of Richmond students worked with seventh, eighth, and ninth grade black students from Randolph Junior High School in Richmond. This program dubbed the "Richmond Area Tutorial" program was an 8 week long tutoring program to help the…

This article from the Collegian in 1983 gives the personal and professional background of the first full-time black professor, Lorenzo Simpson, who was hired in 1976 and taught in the philosophy department. He was granted tenure by the University in…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

This photo from The Web 1985 shows members of Phi Gamma Delta posing in front of the Bill "Bojangles" Robinson statue in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. Bill Robinson was a famous tap dancer and actor and a native of Richmond. He…

This page covering Homecoming in The Web 1983 features a photo of the band Voltage Brothers in the bottom left. The photo's caption states, "the funk sound of the Voltage Brothers rocks the night away at the John Marshall."
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