Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article addresses the threat posed to the further existence of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at the University of Richmond due to the university's non-compliance with integration. As the top of the article, theCollegianeditor…

This photograph, which accompanied information about various University of Richmond sporting events for the week, is captioned: "Spider Man is latest attraction at UR's home games, courtesy of the art students. Richmond's next home game is a week…

This article describes the debut of a new University of Richmond mascot, which had been absent from sporting event for 20 years according to the article. (In 1948, students in Lambda Chi Alpha constructed a mascot with help from outside manufacturers…

In this oral history interview, Barry Greene (R’72) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Mysia Perry (’21), and Jacob Roberson (’19) on July 12, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the one hour and…

This is a letter from the President of the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), Wanda V. Starke, to the editor of the Collegian. She wrote this letter to address the school's lack of enthusiasm for the Black History Week events that SOBA…

This editorial was written by contributing editor Scott Shepard to object the name change of the Minority Student Union to the the Multicultural Student Union. Shepard uses this name change to lambast minority student groups, particularly those for…

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…

The image in the top left of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon photo collage shows fraternity members dressed as Ku Klux Klan members standing around a black man with his neck in a noose at the fraternity lodge. The photo of fraternity members in the top right…

The photograph on page 287 of The Web 1971 shows the brothers of the Kappa Alpha fraternity holding a large Confederate flag in front of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue. A description on the previous page describes "Robert E. Lee on the…

This article from the Richmond News Leader focuses on the development of racial integration in Virginia colleges, and its acceptance in campus life. Although integration is occurring, the percentage of black students on formerly all-white campuses is…
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