Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The article talks about Weldon Edwards, University of Richmond's first black football player to receive a grant-in-aid. Edwards had many schools to choose from, but ultimately chose Richmond because of how prestigious a school it was and how close it…

This article describes a speech given by Dave Meggyesy, a former professional football player and author, in the Cannon Memorial Chapel the previous Thursday. Meggyesy offered his opinion on the university’s athletic department, in particular the…

This article in The Collegian addresses Anne Hurley, the school’s only female athletic trainer in October of 1975, and her appearance on the sideline of Richmond’s first home football game. Hurley, also a sophomore at Westhampton, faced a lot of…

This article highlights the first black athlete given a full scholarship to the University of Richmond. Norman Williams was offered a full-ride for his achievements in track and field at First Colonial High School in Virginia Beach. Williams was also…

This article indicated that the Justice Department’s lack of appeal to the decision banning investigation of sex discrimination in UR’s athletic department “warded off a probe at the College of William and Mary.” Ronald Gilliam, deputy…

This yearbook page includes a photograph of the 1973 University of Richmond football team. The photo shows ten black athletes on the team. It also has a roster of players and coaching staff, and a description of the season.

This document is a letter from Dean Martin L. Shotzberger to Edwin J. Merrick, the head football coach at the University of Richmond, that was sent on June 10, 1964. In this letter, Shotzberger attached a letter he sent to Ronald C. Smith, a student.…

This Op-Ed was published on October 10, 2003 in The Collegian. It was written by student Romney Smith who criticized a U.S. Court ruling that allowed the NFL team, The Washington Redskins, to keep its name, despite allegations that it was racist.…

This column was published in The Collegian and it discusses an event in which a robot, Fubar, visited the campus for the school's Homecoming week. The robot has some national acclaim as it had been featured on "Good Morning America," "Silver Spoons,"…

The article discusses the outstanding rally of the year presented at the stadium in celebration of the traditional rivalry between University of Richmond and William and Mary. Demonstrated in the Thanksgiving Day gridiron classic, widely-known…
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