Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is an article published in The Richmond Times-Dispatch in 1939 announcing the University Players’ production of Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, directed by Alton Williams and stage managed by Carlson Thomas of Danville. The…

This is an announcement included in the University of Richmond commencement program that provides information regarding a performance of the "Merry Wives of Windsor" by the University Players. The performance took place in the Luther H. Jenkins Greek…

This is a program from the University Player’s production of “Oedipus the King”, written by Sophocles and translated by David Grene. The cast incorporated actors, a chorus, dancers, and members of the University Brass ensemble. The play was…

This article describes the burst of minority students enrolling in the University that year. This effort to recruit some 40 minorities was spearheaded by Dr. Tinina Cade, the Director of Minority Affairs at the University of Richmond. She would go…

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?"…

This is a letter to the Honorable Joseph A. Califano Jr., who was the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) in Washington D.C. from the President of the University of Richmond, E. Bruce Heilman. President Heilman is commending Calfano for…

This article, "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree," was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by an unnamed author on May 22, 1971. On June 7th, the University of Richmond awarded its first honorary degree to a black person, Dr. Allix B. James, who…

This is a list of Masters of Arts recipients and their thesis titles for the June graduation Class of 1968. There was diversity in both the subject matter and where these graduate students got their Bachelor's degree. Topics ranged from the poetry…

This is a list of Masters of Arts recipients and their thesis titles for the June graduation Class of 1969. There was diversity in both the subject matter and where these graduate students got their Bachelor's degree. Topics ranged from studies of…

Dr. J. Ollie Edmunds, a leader in higher education, gave the commencement address, "Checks and Balances" for the Class of 1970. He began his speech by claiming that in the past year and a half, there had been some attacks on the United States…
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