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 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…

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…

The top left photograph from the "Lifestyles" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts two women sitting in a Gray dorm room, in which, 116 years after the end of the Civil War, walls are decorated with Confederate Flags.

This photo was published in The Web 1974 yearbook. It is a page dedicated to the University of Richmond's fraternities and showcases their different events. In the center photographs, students are gathered together in a field flying a Confederate…

The center photograph from the "Greeks" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts the Kappa Alpha fraternity posing in front of Confederate flags.

These photos from the 1960 yearbook feature "The Web Beauty" Miss Alice Clement and the man who selected her as the most beautiful from a selection of candidates, Mr. Ed Sullivan. Framing the first page is the Confederate Spider mascot, holding up a…

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…

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.
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