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February is Black History Month, an annual observance of the role that people of recent African origin have played in the national narrative. Though it has been criminally underplayed in the past, this role has been central to the country’s history since its inception.
October is LGBTQ History Month. More specifically, today is National Coming Out Day.
While reflecting on the devastating deaths of black men that have recently occurred in our nation, I have been considering what part I can play in fostering communication and progress as a young white person in today's world. As a white person who has spent time studying and working toward social justice, I want to share some thoughts with other white people.
Craig Steven Wilder addressed the importance of universities having open, honest conversations about their racial history on Thursday.
After Destiny LeVere, sophomore and vice president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.'s chapter at University of Richmond, noticed the frequency of racist interactions among students at Richmond, she came up with the idea for an open discussion, which her sorority hosted.
Dr. Wilbon Harrison Daniel, 91, who was a professor of history at University of Richmond from 1956 to 1992, passed away in his home Dec. 30, 2013.
Members of different University of Richmond organizations have come together to develop and expand the celebration of Black History Month, both on campus and in the Richmond community.
Two University of Richmond faculty members will be teaching courses in Germany this summer for the Berlin study abroad program.
From Nov. 3-4, a group of 15 students in Al Goethals and Brig. Gen. John Mountcastle's Civil War and Leadership class toured the battlefields of Gettysburg to better understand leadership and decision-making in battle.
On Sept. 17, University of Richmond President Edward Ayers will lead a nationally broadcasted program to restore a sense of drama and importance to the Emancipation Proclamation, an event that Americans take for granted, he said.
Students enrolled in professor Matt Thornton's Capoeira Angola course are practicing physically demanding skills while learning about the cultural implications of an Afro-Brazilian form of dance and self-defense.
Nicole Sackley, professor of history and American studies, has been awarded a $37,500 research grant to further her studies of developments by American social scientists. Her research will culminate in a book, projected to be released in 2014.
Students question Black History Month commemoration's lack of historical focus, but express gratitude for the University of Richmond's recognition of black history.
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Growing up, I didn't miss doctor's appointments.
In one of my classes this semester, the teacher showed us a PowerPoint that included a quotation containing the word "Negro." After she read it, she turned to the one black person in our class and said, "Sorry, (his name)."
University of Richmond professor Woody Holton has been nominated for the Virginia Literary Award for his book, "Abigail Adams."
Abigail Adams was not just a First Lady, but was also an early feminist, learned audience members at Woody Holton's lecture on Sunday afternoon.
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Confederate flags EVERYWHERE. "The South will rise again" stickers and banners all over the place. Numerous museums, exhibits and historical sites dedicated to Confederate history. These are a handful of present-day Virginia's odes to the Confederacy, but apparently, that's not enough. Virginia's governor wants the entire month of April dedicated to Confederate history. Are times really changing or are we simply moving in reverse?