Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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…

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,…

The Collegian published an article on March 2, 1995, in regards to a protest held at Amelia County High School. Students held a sit in to protest the restrictions because a black teacher was restricted from wearing a traditional African headdress…

In this 1969 Collegian article, the speakers of the UIC's (University Interfaith Council) symposium are featured. Mrs. Dianne Kennedy Pike, wife of the late Dr. James A. Pike, and associate professor of religion at Wesley University, Dr. John David…

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 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…

This brief 1969 article focuses on a peace march organized by students to show solidarity for peace in Vietnam. Mary Alice Curlin, a sophomore is quoted as saying, "This march is to symbolize our desire for peace." The march was to begin at 7 p.m.…

After a 1970 march on President George Modlin’s house related to the Vietnam War, Richmond College freshmen Jonathan Lewis and Richard Newman requested to meet with Dr. Modlin “to discuss the problems of the University” only to be admonished by…

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…
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