Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "300 RC Students Endorse A Dixie Referendum Position"

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Article "300 RC Students Endorse A Dixie Referendum Position"

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This Collegian article discusses the recent Richmond College demonstration against the Senate's Dixie Resolution which petitioned to restrict the playing of the song Dixie by the university band. According to two freshmen, Ralph Munroe and Thomas Hurst, the demonstration was organized because the Senate's resolution was not reflective of the opinion of the whole student body. The students who were part of the referendum believed that the song Dixie was part of the American cultural heritage and any restrictions on the song should be overturned. Steve Knock, Richmond College Student Government Association (RCSGA) president, stated that the purpose behind the Dixie Resolution was to build a better image of the university. The petition by the students opposing the resolution met the requirement of five percent signatures from the student body.

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Wornom, Cynthia. "300 RC Students Endorse A Dixie Referendum Petition." The University of Richmond Collegian LXI, no. 9, (November 12, 1971): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19711112.2.15&srpos=26&e=--1914---1971--en-20--21--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1971-11-12

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Wornom, Cynthia, “Article "300 RC Students Endorse A Dixie Referendum Position",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 13, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1692.