Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This Richmond News Leader article from 1957 was targeted towards an honors convocation speech that was delivered by the Atlantic Monthly editor, Edward Weeks, to University of Richmond graduates. Weeks claimed that the catalyst of the South's unique…

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…

A Collegian article recounting the controversy surrounding the play of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue…

The poem "John Brown's Body" was written by Stephen Vincent Benet in 1928 and is described in a book review by a Richmond College student. John Brown was an abolitionist who eventually was hanged for his assistance in freeing slaves and especially…

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…

This entry includes a letter from Professor James E. Wood, Professor of Religious Studies at Baylor University, to the former President of the University of Richmond, George Modlin. Wood wrote that he was intrigued by the Report of the Joint…

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…

This Op-Ed written in 1999 is what seems to be a satirical piece arguing against negative stereotypes of Southern Culture. In it, the two writers argue that University of Richmond, despite being located in the former capital of the Confederacy, is…

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…
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