Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a letter from Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College, to Herbert D. Long, Jr., the President of the Inter-Fraternity Council at the University of Richmond, that was sent on February 16, 1965. This letter was sent in…

This column called "Frat Chat" focuses on activities and news within the Fraternity system. The column goes on to explain various frat related activities such as dances, parties, and new pledges. One brother referred to as "Moose" is described as…

This Collegian articles discusses an attempted burglary at one of the fraternity houses during spring break. The robbers are referred to as "thugs" and were deduced to be black because they were "unrecognizable in the darkness." The article claims…

This page featured on The Web 1970 yearbook is a piece written about Greek life. In it, it states that fraternities as "an institution...have backing financially and morally." It claims the power and influence of the fraternities has waned from when…

This image in The Web 1972 features the first Black residential campus student at the University of Richmond, Barry Greene. In this photo, he poses with his fraternity brothers of Zeta Beta Tau, a historically Jewish fraternity -- at this time there,…

This image in The Web 1971 features the first Black residential campus student at the University of Richmond, Barry Greene. In this photo, he poses with his fraternity brothers of Zeta Beta Tau, a historically Jewish fraternity -- at this time there,…

The top right photograph was published in The Web 1975 yearbook. It features a group of students at a fraternity social. There is a Confederate flag hanging in the background.

The center photograph from the "Underclass" section of the yearbook features the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma, the first historically black fraternity on the University of Richmond campus, in 1983. The members of the fraternity are unnamed.

The top right photograph from the "Shoot Yourself" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts a brother of the historically black fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma, sitting on top of a car wearing one of their sweatshirts. The fraternity, however, was not…

The center photograph from the "Greeks" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts the Kappa Alpha fraternity posing in front of Confederate flags.
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