Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This document is a letter from University of Richmond President F. W. Boatwright to B. West Tabb, the Treasurer of the University of Richmond. The letter was sent on January 25, 1933. According to Boatwright, Mrs. Woodward, whose position is not…

Professor Arthur B. Gunlicks wrote President George M. Modlin to share his concerns about planning for the next school year. His first recommendation was to improve the lighting along the sidewalk from Boatwright Library to North and South Court. …

In the beginning of the 1968 yearbook, a picture can be seen of two African American men. Both the unnamed men seem to be part of the university staff. One of the men can be seen picking leaves from the ground while the other carries a carton filled…

In this photograph, an unnamed African American man can be seen. He seems to be part of the university cleaning staff since he is holding what seems to be a vacuum cleaner in hand. Many African American people worked on the university staff in 1968…

The cover page of the 1968 faculty section shows what seems to be a faculty dining hall. An African American woman can be seen wearing an apron. It seems that she worked as a waitress at a dining facility on campus. She can be seen cleaning a table…

This advertisement page shows everyday photographs from the University of Richmond. One of these photos is of three unnamed black men who are wearing aprons and chef hats. It seems from their attire that they worked in the dining hall or another…

This picture in the athletics section of the 1951 yearbook shows all the 1950 varsity athletes and coaches. Amongst the coaches, a black man can be seen standing at the left corner. Although only his first name, "Esau," is given, it can be determined…

An unnamed African American man can be seen beside photographs of members of the Richmond class of 1968. The man seems to be part of the university staff because of the way he is dressed. He is seen in the picture reading what seems to be a magazine.

The article, "Two Students Discuss The Life Of A One Percent Minority" published by The Collegian on January 18th, 1973, interviews two black students, Stanley Davis and Belinda Carr, on their University of Richmond experience. Stanley Davis was the…

This article published on February 2, 1993, in The Collegian describes the events revolving around Black History Month at the University of Richmond. The dining hall staff -- composed mostly of racial minorities -- decided on a theme called "Revival…
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