Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The article describes the ongoing debate concerning replacing the University of Richmond’s coordinate system with a coeducational one. Dr. George M. Modlin, University President, and Dr. Mary Louise Gehring, Dean of the Westhampton College, spoke…

This article outlines the "Black Students Day" event that students at University of Richmond organized with the hopes of "familiarizing] the blacks with the University of Richmond and make them realize that Richmond has something to offer them." The…

This article discusses the appointment of the first black student on the Richmond College senate. After a former senator, Dwight Inge, stepped down from his position, Stanley Davis took his place. This is the first account of a black student being a…

This article outlines a group of University of Richmond and Virginia Union University students holding several racial awareness sessions at Center House in the Churchill neighborhood of Richmond in an attempt to break down barriers between black and…

This article argued that while it was too soon to determine whether the April 27th Open Campus for Black Students program would immediately affect the amount of black applicants, directors of admissions predicted the event would have “tremendous…

This article explores Black History Week at the University of Richmond and it’s growing popularity amongst students. After four days more and more students continue to attend the festivities. The first night of the week was a sermon in the chapel…

This article talks about the Richmond College Student Government Association (RCSGA) asking for the resignation of a junior class senator, Stanley Davis, for failing to attend senate meetings. Davis was the first and only black student on the RCSGA.…

This article is about the first and only black Richmond College Senator at that point, Stanley Davis, who was impeached in 1973 by a 7-1 vote. Davis was impeached for not being able to attend three consecutive meetings of the senate that year. Also,…

This letter to the editor is an explanation from a Richmond College Student Government Association (S.G.A) Senator, Gaston Williams, as to why the Senate voted to restrain the use of the song “Dixie” throughout the University. He states there…

This article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…
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