Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This letter was sent on July 16, 1965, by C. Hobson Goddin, a member of the Richmond Civil War Centennial Committee, to Martin L. Shotzberger, the Dean of University College. The committee wanted to place plaques on buildings in Richmond that served…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "History of the Civil War and Reconstruction." According to the course description, the course would "focus on slavery and the sectional controversy, secession and the war, and…

Francis A. Underhill, Chairman of the Westhampton History Department, submitted this report to President Modlin to give updates on the affairs of his department in 1971. The department was doing well with nine Westhampton women majoring in history,…

This Annual Report for the Westhampton College History Department was submitted towards the end of the 1970-1971 academic year. The department appreciated the cooperation, efficiency, and diversity that came along with the newfound partnership with…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) organized Black History Week, with the theme "Shades of Unseen Beauty," for February 3rd to February 10th, 1978. The week started, on Sunday at three o'clock, with "a march from the front of campus…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "The New South." According to the course description, the course would basically be a "survey of the former slave states from the end of Reconstruction to the middle of the…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "The Old South." According to the course description, the course would be a study of the "political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the cotton and tobacco…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1951 was titled "History of the South." No further description was provided for this course so it is unclear what was actually taught.

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1949 was titled "History of the Civil War and Reconstruction." No further description was provided for this course so it is unclear what was actually taught.

The article “SOBA Activities Hampered This Year” published on December 7th, 1978, describes the decline in Students Organizing for Black Awareness (SOBA) club members, and as a result the few number of events hosted by the club. The former…
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