University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

The Web 1976 "Black Awareness"

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Title

The Web 1976 "Black Awareness"

Description

The bottom photograph features the members of the Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA), the first black student organization at the university. The University of Richmond enrolled its first black residential student, Barry Greene, onto the main campus in 1968. SOBA was created because black students felt that the social life on campus was lacking for them. Members of SOBA were involved in planning Black History Week, community service endeavors, and in the black church community. They also worked with the admissions office to actively recruit more minority students and advocated for more faculty of color as well.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Web (1976): 127

Publisher

The Web, University of Richmond

Date

1976

Relation

Language

English

Identifier

Web.127-1976.JPG

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

“The Web 1976 "Black Awareness" ,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed February 7, 2023, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2749.