Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to University President George M. Modlin. The letter outlines the various administrative efforts employed by the University to comply with Department of Health, Education and…

This is a letter from Austin Grigg, Dean of the University of Richmond, to Allix James, President of the Virginia Union University, a historically black university in Richmond, Virginia. The letter asks if there are any Virginia Union Students…

This report entitled "Affirmative Action Plan for the Graduate Student Division of the University of Richmond" outlines the problem area, action oriented programs, financial aid and the placement for the Graduate Student Division of the University of…

In this letter student leaders of campus organizations address President E. Bruce Heilman with concerns that there are few minority students enrolled at the University of Richmond. The students lined out actions that they felt the administration…

In this article, the author discussed how the main campus of the University was “truly integrated” for the first time. In the fall of 1968, five full-time black students were admitted to the main campus. The author claimed that there had been…

This article, "UR to Honor Dr. James With Degree," was published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch by an unnamed author on May 22, 1971. On June 7th, the University of Richmond awarded its first honorary degree to a black person, Dr. Allix B. James, who…

This letter was written by President Modlin, to a Richmond College alum, Mr. Lewis M. Latane on April 10, 1964. President Modlin began this letter by thanking Mr. Latane for his response to the letter sent to alumni the previous month. He also…

Education writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Robert Holland, wrote this article to cover a local interracial seminar for public schools, sponsored by the University of Richmond, held at University College, in 1967. Community leaders voiced…

The article “SOBA Activities Hampered This Year” published on December 7th, 1978, describes the decline in Students Organizing for Black Awareness (SOBA) club members, and as a result the few number of events hosted by the club. The former…

This Collegian article is aimed to notify students of a "racial awareness session" organized by both the University of Richmond and Virginia Union University. Through activities such as showcasing a race sensitivity film, the session aims to produce…
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