Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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James E. Greene was a black 43 year old history major at the University of Richmond. He was married with six children at the time the article was published on January 18th 1973. The article "43 Year Old RC Senior Cites Black Problems" published by…

The opinion piece “A Black Man Is An Invisible Man,” by Harvey Whitney published in 1988 details his hardships attempting to fit into a predominately white institution. Whitney found it difficult to fit in both in the black community because he…

The winter 1960 Alumni Bulletin featured the account of Park P. Dickerson (RC '55) and his time at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Rotary Foundation Fellow. Dickerson discusses South Africa's culture, the people,…

The article details M.Y. MacFarland––also known as "Petros," he was famous for his dialect parts which found him profound success in dramatic productions in Pennsylvania. He performed his first dialect part in the well-known Spanish play,…

This 1971 Collegian article describes President Modlin's response to alumni who were concerned and irate about on-campus speakers such as Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, who came to speak on campus in…

This article showcases the work of University of Richmond alum A. E. Dick Howard (RC '54). At the time, Howard was preparing for a career in law at the University of Virginia, prior to which he spent time studying philosophy, politics, and economics.…

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…

The article in The Collegian called “B.S.U. Adopts Resolution on Racial Issue,” published May 16th, 1958 discusses the Virginia Student Baptist Union (BSU) at their spring retreat held April 18-20, 1958, at which they adopted a resolution…

The article "Black Liberation Means An End To White Power," explores Black Theology and the work of Dr. James H. Cone who believed that Christianity supports oppression and slavery. To him, Christianity was a tool of White Power that needed to be…

This article published on October 19, 1989, in The Collegian, discusses the possible addition of black sororities to the University of Richmond -- Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta. According to the article, the…
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