Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report, "Report of the Dean of Students Richmond College and School of Business Administration," written by William E. Baker, Dean of Students, for the 1970-1971 school year. It discussed student activities such as student…

This letter was sent on November 1, 1971, from Wildman S. Kincheloe to E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond. Kincheloe wrote to Heilman after reading in the Richmond newspapers that the University’s Provost requested that…

This letter was sent on September 8, 1971, from Robert F. Smart, the Provost of the University of Richmond, to James V. Larkin, the Director of Bands. Smart wrote to Larkin regarding the issue of majorettes (female dancers), participation in the band…

This document is a letter from James V. Larkin, Director of Bands at the University of Richmond, to George M. Modlin, the Chancellor and former President of the University of Richmond. Larkin wrote to Modlin because Modlin and his wife had given…

The Administration and Faculty section of the 1960 yearbook shows a cartoon of the Confederate spider. The spider can be seen holding a confederate flag with "U of R" written on its uniform. Similar illustrations can be seen at the beginning of each…

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.

This picture on the advertisement page shows a group of white students in the middle of performance. Everyone is seen wearing black paint on the face to indicate that their characters are black. Furthermore, a lot of Confederate flags can also be…

This section of the 1960 Web exhibits an illustration of the Confederate spider mascot. It has the Confederate flag held high in one of its legs and a degree held high in the other.

The advertisement section of the 1952 yearbook shows two pictures of a minstrel show. The students can be seen holding Confederate flags and wearing bow ties with the colors of the confederate flags.

In this photograph in the 1951 yearbook, four girls can be seen. It seems as if the girls are emulating someone although one cannot be sure. They can be seen enjoying themselves by pouring alcohol and playing cards. The girl on the right corner can…
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