Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a memo from William H. Leftwich to E. Bruce Heilman and Charles E. Glassick that was sent on November 26, 1973. Leftwich wrote to Heilman and Glassick about the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) at the University of…

This document is a report of the number of minority students at the University of Richmond for the 1972-1973 school year, nearly 20 years after Brown v Board. Minority students were divided into the following categories: "American Indian," "Negro,"…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) got together to establish three goals for the 1977-1978 academic year. First, they wanted to see the University of Richmond "actively recruit blacks and minority students." To do so, they aimed to…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch published this article on June 06, 1961 in response to a commencement address given at the University of Richmond by Dr. Claudius O. Johnson. Dr. Johnson was a former professor of history and political science at…

The article, "Insight on Outlook" published on March 11th, 1960, starts off by quoting Abraham Lincoln, the article goes on to question the legitimacy of the notion that in the United States of America all men are equal. The article invites the…

The Registrar's appendix report on registration shows that University College had 1,071 students enrolled. The report also shows the ethnic makeup of University of Richmond. There were 25 hispanic students, 5 American Indian or Alaskan Native, 17…

On November 11th, 1976 The Collegian published an article called “SOBA Working to Alter Blacks’ Image on Campus.” SOBA, the Student Organization for Black Awareness, was originally created because black students felt that the social life on…

The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who…

This article talks about Marydee Lowe, a junior of Westhampton College from Tsingtau, China, and how she was honored by the Athletic Association of Westhampton for her many achievements in sports. She was awarded with her blazer for making her…

This article discusses the concert performance that an all-black, male quartet gave for the Richmond community at City Auditorium. and the interview that followed. The quartet known as the Four Mills Brothers "created a new kind of harmony and human…
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