Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article from The Richmond Collegian announces the University Carnival, which was to take place in the Millhiser gymnasium at 7:30 PM. The announcement notes that 800 students attended the Carnival in the previous year, and that, as in 1939, the…

This is an undated program from a production presented by the senior class of Westhampton College. The play was written, directed, designed, and performed by the students. The program contains a cast list, credits for directing and design, and an…

This 1992 Collegian opinion piece by student William M. Norton describes his standpoint on race relations, and how he feels that black people should not get any special precedents or programs based on their race because that is then racist. Norton…

This 1991 Collegian article discusses the viewpoint of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who is a professor of history and the director of women's studies at Emory University. She spoke at the University of Richmond, advocating her view that "Southern women…

This 1991 Collegian article focuses on a legal battle that was between Harry Snead, a T.C. Williams School of Law professor and the University of Richmond. Snead was suspended from classroom teaching in November 1988 due to his "sexist and racial…

This 1947 Collegian article explains that during construction two human skeletons and one coffin were found on campus. There were many rumours and speculations surrounding the dead bodies, with professors and students speculating that the bodies had…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

This article summarizes a faculty and student discussion on lynching and its history in response to a racist incident at the Cousins Studio Theater involving the hanging of a black doll. The article details that there were anywhere from 30 to 70…

In this University of Richmond Collegian editorial, written in response to “actor-entertainer” Bill Cosby donating $20 million to Spelman College, white student Rick Mayes attempts to argue that if all-white institutions and organizations are…

Former business school professor Mohammed Omar, who was denied tenure in the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, has lost his trial against the University of Richmond in mid-June but has filed a notice of appeals. Omar accused the University of…
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