Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article from the Collegian in 1989 features quotes from University of Richmond students who attended the pro-choice rally organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Washington, D.C. on April 9, 1989 in support of the 1973 Roe v.…

In this article, Jay Feldman recounts his experience at the 1969 March on Washington for peace in Vietnam. He tells of meeting fellow youth activists Howard Force, Mark Rosenberg, Andy Bookbinder, and an unnamed “Wisconsin janitor.” The march,…

In early 1971, student activism against the Vietnam War was beginning to slow down not only at Richmond, but at many universities around the country as well. Richmond College senior and student activist Jim Winders claimed this was because the…

This opinion piece criticizes riots occurring during the summers in big cities, most likely referring to uprisings which occurred in 1968 following the assasination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The writer criticizes specifically "student rebels…

The article talks about a rally on Boatwright lawn staged by the Campaign for Military Service, a group of gay and lesbian military veterans participating in a tour called "Tour of Duty" around 34 college campuses (UR was the group's 24th stop). Alan…

This article highlights the activism of the 1970s at the University compared with its apathy in the 60s. It notes that the students at the University of Richmond generally supported the Vietnam War and stayed "quiet" compared to other institutions…

In response to a racially charged protest of the production of “The Meeting,” Theatre and Dance Department Chair Walter Schoen claims that the Modlin Center for the arts is a “safe haven” for students to express themselves artistically and…

This article describes a student protest held on October 11, 2006, in support of the "Right to Serve" campaign. This civil rights campaign was supported by Soulforce, a social justice organization for LGBTQ acceptance. The protest took place at the…

Forty University of Richmond students were caught streaking in front of North and South Court dormitories. A Richmond College student was arrested by University police for participating in the “obscene” activity that was evidently against the UR…

This is a satirical piece commenting on the perceived apathy of students at the University of Richmond. The author consistently says that he has nothing to say, because his opinions aren't worth saying. He says that trying to "transcend the limited…
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