Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a report entitled "Interim Report by the Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955 (without Recommendation for or against its Adoption)" written by the Association of American Law Schools. The report was attached to a…

This report, "Desegregation in Higher Education," was written on February 13, 1963—nearly ten years after the Brown v. Board decision—by the Southern Regional Council. It included a list of "formerly all-white colleges and universities of the 17…

This document, "Statement of the Dissenting Views of Dean F. D. G. Ribble of the University of Virginia Law School," was attached to the end of "Report of Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955." In this document, Ribble acknowledged…

This document is a report titled "Report of Special Committee on Racial Discrimination for 1955" written by the Association of American Law Schools. The report outlined the Association’s new policies on equal opportunity in legal education and the…

This document is a letter from T. Justin Moore, a University of Richmond trustee and alumnus, to Homer A. Holt that was sent on December 8, 1955. Moore wrote to Holt regarding the American Law School Association’s discrimination report. University…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "History of the Civil War and Reconstruction." According to the course description, the course would "focus on slavery and the sectional controversy, secession and the war, and…

Robert A. Moore, a student at the College of the Pacific, was writing to the Dean of Admissions for a Race Relations course on December 8, 1952. He inquired about whether or not the University of Richmond accepted black students, how long they had…

In the article "Our Day: The South, The North, The Negro" published by The Collegian on March 8th, 1940, that describes the large amount of support the Democratic Party received from black people in the election season. "With ardent promises to look…

On December 1st 1950, The Collegian published an article called “UR Confederate Spider 3 Years Old.” The article tells the story of how the University of Richmond’s logo the Spider got transformed into the Confederate Spider in which the Spider…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "The New South." According to the course description, the course would basically be a "survey of the former slave states from the end of Reconstruction to the middle of the…
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