Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This reports on guest lecturer for the Stafford Lecture Series Dr. Janet Wilson James, who is an associate professor of history at Boston College. She talks about how the roots of the women's liberation movement "extend back to the end of the 19th…

This is an editorial where the writer criticizes the University's curriculum and scholarship. The student talks about how the University offers "no specific courses in Islam or Shintoism or Buddhism." The student also mentions how the English…

Ishmail Conway, Director of the Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at the University of Virginia, was a guest speaker at the University of Richmond during Black History Month. During his speech, he focused on the importance and significance behind…

This opinion piece congratulates the sponsors of speaker events during this school year for "high caliber speakers" including Paul Duke, Gerald Ford, and Andrew Young. It says that Andrew Young demonstrated his "high intelligence, sense of compassion…

Otto Selig from Petersburg, Virginia writes that many of the statements Andrew Young made in his November 1980 speech at the University need to be challenged. Amongst other things, he also argues it is “Almost grotesque that Young mentioned our…

This letter from an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author,…

This handwritten letter by an unnamed alum to President George Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9, 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian,…

This letter written on December 30, 1970 by an unnamed alum to University of Richmond President George M. Modlin was read at a President’s Advisory Council Meeting on March 8, 1971 regarding Dick Gregory’s lecture on campus on December 9,…

This article covers Andrew Young's speech at the University of Richmond in November of 1980. In it, he argues that the United States has an upper hand over the Soviet Union in the Cold War because, although the USSR does have larger missiles, they…

In 1987, the University Student Union invited sexologist Roger Libby to speak. He explored topics such as “dating, friendships, honesty, trust, respect, morals, partner equality and responsibility— including contraception and sexually…
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