Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This article talks about the Richmond College Student Government Association (RCSGA) asking for the resignation of a junior class senator, Stanley Davis, for failing to attend senate meetings. Davis was the first and only black student on the RCSGA.…

This article is about the first and only black Richmond College Senator at that point, Stanley Davis, who was impeached in 1973 by a 7-1 vote. Davis was impeached for not being able to attend three consecutive meetings of the senate that year. Also,…

This letter to the editor is an explanation from a Richmond College Student Government Association (S.G.A) Senator, Gaston Williams, as to why the Senate voted to restrain the use of the song “Dixie” throughout the University. He states there…

This May 12, 1971, memo is written by Thomas N. Pollard, Jr, Director of Admissions for Richmond College, addressed to Dean C. J. Gray. The memo outlines the efforts made by the Richmond College Student Government Association (RCSGA) to sponsor an…

This is a letter written by rising seniors--Greg Daugherty, President of the Richmond College Class of 1970, Elise Miller, a member of Westhampton College, and Julian Smith Jr., a member of the School of Business Administration. The purpose of this…
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