Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article discusses how congressman Brooks Hays said that Christians had “grown soft” during this time. He claimed that he was not an advocate for mass integration, but that he was against discrimination. He expressed that Christians…

At a Future Teachers of America Club meeting in March of 1956, the members discussed how integration would affect teachers. Mrs. Zada D. Carver, senior counselor and sponsor of the FTA Club at John Marshall High School, and Dr. Spencer D. Albright,…

In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

An advertisement for an African American Film Festival that was held in The Valentine museum during the months January and February, 1991.

Written by guest columnist Heidi Ziglar, this piece shares the difficulties of wrapping up “Rethinking Rape” week at the University of Richmond. Ziglar notes her appreciation for the awareness efforts during the week, yet expresses…

In this 1991 article, staff writers Heidi Ziglar and Sandy Tan sample opinions on rape and consent at the University of Richmond. The article came days after a panel discussion on alcohol and consent titled, “Is it Me or the Alcohol…

In this letter, senior Coretta Fitzgerald expresses her “surprise and dismay” at many of the flyers and posters she had put up for the Martin Luther King Day Celebration being torn down two hours after she put them up. She explained that…

On January 22, 1991, a panel consisting of University of Richmond students was held in The Pier to address the following question: How do you define rape? It was held following a series of events the previous week titled “Rethinking…

In the first installment of the “Coming out of hiding: Homosexuals at UR” series, Kevin Kendall writes about the experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students on campus The article includes excepts from anonymized interviews with…

In this article, the author discusses how the fall 1991 issue of the University’s literary magazine, The Messenger, prompted University officials to consider withdrawing the magazine from the admissions office due to the use of profanity.…
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