Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In a description of the Richmond social scene, the article says "As the capital of the old confederacy, Richmond has a richness of heritage... The legacy of the War Between the States is an intrinsic part of Richmond. It is manifested in the southern…

This is a letter from the President of the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), Wanda V. Starke, to the editor of the Collegian. She wrote this letter to address the school's lack of enthusiasm for the Black History Week events that SOBA…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

The university radio station (WHVA) decided to put on a short radio drama about the history of the school. The history included the creation of Richmond College by President Ryland and the board of trustees, the history of Westhampton College, and…

This article was written to highlight the words and writing of Angela Davis. She spent her career focusing on the stereotypes of black men and the oppression of black women, especially during suffrage movements. She debunked the "myth" of the black…

In this article, Whitney articulates the history of dialectic of racial conflicts. He described black people as the "antithesis" of the prevailing class. He uses philosophical arguments to map the history of the oppression of black people from the…

This article looks back on the Black History Week events put on by the Student Organization of Black Awareness (SOBA). SOBA chairman Stanley Davis called the week a success, despite low student participation. It also draws from a speech by NAACP…

The University of RIchmond hosted a Black History Week from February 3-10. The theme was "Shades of Unseen Beauty." Events included a march from the front of campus to the chapel for a sermon by Rev. A. James and a choir, a Gospel Night, a Talent…

This photo collage of Greek Rush from The Web 1984 features a photo in the bottom right of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's traditional "North vs. South" drinking competition. The caption for the photo reads, "Civil 'Drinking' War—with a high casualty rate."

This photo from The Web 1984 shows the members of Kappa Alpha posing in front of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. Kappa Alpha considers Robert E. Lee the "spiritual founder" of the fraternity, and references to him…
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