Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This article reports that the University Student Government Association (USGA) was hoping that the majority of University of Richmond students and employees would approve a new version of the spider mascot, who at the time had been wearing a…

As part of a February Follies event devoted to self-improvement, The Lifestyles Committee put on a “fashion show, free hair styling and cutting and make-up demonstrations.” It was put on by the Lifestyles Committee which was directly…

Every year, the Women’s Lifestyles committee held “February Follies,” a week-long event with the goal of helping women look their best according to stereotypical gender norms. This year’s Follies featured a fashion show,…

On the second page of this spread, a black man performs on stage at the SGA (Student Government Association) Fall Concert in front of a seemingly all-white crowd. The caption reads: "Flaming Cynthia Wornom moves to the sound of the Showmen at the SGA…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union (USU) sponsored a National Theatre Company production of Feelin' Good by Sean O'Mally, described as: "Through song, dance, and humor, Feelin' Good traces the history…

This article outlines the "Black Students Day" event that students at University of Richmond organized with the hopes of "familiarizing] the blacks with the University of Richmond and make them realize that Richmond has something to offer them." The…

This article discusses the appointment of the first black student on the Richmond College senate. After a former senator, Dwight Inge, stepped down from his position, Stanley Davis took his place. This is the first account of a black student being a…

This article seeks to publish factual information about the song "Dixie," particularly as students began to object to its use at university events. This piece discusses the controversy of whether or not “Dixie” or “Dixie’s Land” should be…

This article argued that while it was too soon to determine whether the April 27th Open Campus for Black Students program would immediately affect the amount of black applicants, directors of admissions predicted the event would have “tremendous…
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