Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This undated handwritten note reads: "Athletic Department: 51 Negro athletes contacted for screening, 11 Negro athletes visit our campus, 15 Negro athletes will visit in future, 9 Negro athletes have been offered scholarships." It is believed this…

President George Modlin was writing Coach Frank Jones about recruiting "Negro" athletes. Modlin told Jones that every effort should be made to recruit "Negro" athletes in order to help them with athletic grants-in-aid and to attract other "negro"…

This anonymous opinion piece begins by noting that Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi would be speaking at the University of Richmond's commencement, and asks the questions: "Isn't it ironic to have a black head of state at the University of Richmond?"…

The article described a Mortar Board sponsored forum on Title IX held at the University and indicated that students received few concrete answers due to a pending court decision on whether the University’s athletic programs violated the sex…

This article discusses the Title IX law passed by Congress in 1975, which grants women equal opportunity for scholarship as men. Westhampton College was at least 2 years behind major competitors at meeting the specifications of Title IX by 1978. The…

This article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…

This document is a letter written to President George M. Modlin from Dr. Eloise Severinson, the Regional Civil Rights Director of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW), in regards to whether the University of Richmond was in…

This article describes the athletic eligibility problem at University of Richmond. The issue involves several athletes who do not have the required 1.6 GPA. The NCAA previously contacted Richmond about the average, which the athletic director said…

This article talks about how freshman Norman Williams was the highlight of the recent VMI relays for the Spiders after breaking the long jump record. Williams broke the 16-year-old record by 2 inches. As a freshman, he competed in the triple jump,…

The article talks about Weldon Edwards, University of Richmond's first black football player to receive a grant-in-aid. Edwards had many schools to choose from, but ultimately chose Richmond because of how prestigious a school it was and how close it…
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