Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Article "Recruiting Program Brings More Blacks"

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Article "Recruiting Program Brings More Blacks"

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Thomas N. Pollard Jr., Director of Admissions of Richmond College reported that “definite but slow” progress was being made in the recruitment of black students to the University of Richmond. He commented that a small amount of the current black students enrolled on campus that year were not a result of the efforts to recruit during the Black Student Day, held the previous spring, but no specific recruiting efforts were mentioned. Several black students complained that there was “no social life” for black students. Stanley Davis, a black sophomore of Richmond College, said that he had contacted students before going to UR and and that he would like to see more qualified black women admitted to Westhampton College. Belinda Carr, Westhampton’s first black American student said that she got to know the school through two black athletes who had visited the campus and through the National Negro Scholarship Fund. Norman Williams, a black sophomore member of the track team said he chose Richmond to get a “really good standing in life”. Beverly Robinson, a black Westhampton freshman complained of the lack of black students. Miss Anderson, the Director of Admissions of Westhampton College could not be reached for comments at the time.

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"Recruiting Program Brings More Blacks" The University of Richmond Collegian LIX, no. 2, (September 24, 1971): 4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19710924.2.23&srpos=1&e=--1964---1986--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1971-09-24

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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Tatum, Linda, “Article "Recruiting Program Brings More Blacks",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed January 21, 2020, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2485.