Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

Richmond College student, John Crooks, responds to Richmond College student Harvey Whitney’s Collegian submissions surrounding the topic of racism on campus. Crooks takes an infuriated tone as he condemns the language that is used by Whitney.…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

This is a letter discussing the University's decision to comply with "government regulations regarding equal employment opportunity and the adjustment of all forms, questionnaires, and brochures." The administrator goes on to say that this will be…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick to several deans talking about the need to begin recruiting minority faculty again. He says that with "contracts and salaries and budgets having held first priority lately, we have let recruitment of minority…

This is a memo from Charles E. Glassick in which he discusses being appointed Chairman of the "Committee on Racial/Ethnic Categories." He attaches a statement from the Federal Interagency Committee on Education that talks about racial categorization,…

In this Collegian article, student Doug Hanks sheds light on the Black student experience on campus from the perspective of Black students. At the time of this article’s publication, there were 88 Black undergraduates, only 3.5% of the student…

In this “Important Notice,” from the National Science Foundation, Director Leland J. Haworth addressed Presidents of Colleges and Universities, Presidents of Professional Societies and Academies of Science, Heads of Institutes and other…

In this collection of letters published in The Collegian, two discuss the controversy over the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton…

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…
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