Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Pi Kappa Alpha's description in The Web 1983 features the phrase "once you go Black you never go back" that promotes stereotypes about interracial relationships.

This letter written on March 24, 1972 is a report from Dean Austin E. Grigg to President Heilman about the Southern Regional Educational Board Conference on Minority Students at Historically White Campuses that he attended on March 23-24, 1972. He…

Two Westhampton College students--Rebecca Fewkes WC'92 and Cynthia Paces WC'92--started a weekly Race and Gender Issues Forum to speak about and reflect on issues regarding gender and race on campus. Everyone on campus is invited due to the "growing…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than a…

This article was written to highlight the words and writing of Angela Davis. She spent her career focusing on the stereotypes of black men and the oppression of black women, especially during suffrage movements. She debunked the "myth" of the black…

In this article, Whitney articulates the history of dialectic of racial conflicts. He described black people as the "antithesis" of the prevailing class. He uses philosophical arguments to map the history of the oppression of black people from the…

CIGNA scholarships at the University of Richmond were granted to qualified black high school students and would provide up to $5,000 for each of their four years at the University. This program funded by the CIGNA Corporation of Philadelphia began in…

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 spread in The Web 1983 highlights Circle K and other Greek organizations such as Sigma Phi Epsilon and Phi Delta Theta that helped sponsor the Annual Superkids Day to raise money for the Virginia Lung Association. This event gave asthmatic…

The top middle photo shows the Harlem Globetrotters performing in the Robins Center as the pregame and halftime act of a Richmond basketball game in December 1973. The caption next to the photo reads: "Probably the most important problem encountered…
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