Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

The top photograph features what appears to be a law enforcement officer with two black men standing behind him, one is holding a video camera. Considering the placement of this photograph with the bottom image, the scene might be a rally or protest.…

This page from The Web 1980 documents an "Iranian demonstration on the Richmond College Campus" to protest the Iran hostage crisis. According to the caption, this on-campus demonstration reflected the "rebellious spirit of the late '60s" as students…

This photo from The Web 1986 features two students holding signs and protesting against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The caption reads, "Richmond College takes an active stand in world religion." The student on the left holds a sign that says…

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.…

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 article discusses University of Richmond students’ concerns regarding the Cambodian crisis and the deaths of four Kent State University students. On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard members shot at unarmed college students during a protest…

In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

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,…

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…
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