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Racial Justice in Richmond

"Politicians, the media, and pundits love to use the term systemic racism to describe what is going on to generalize the problems of being black in America. While this is true, we must address the causes of systemic racism and not allow them to generalize and describe the system they are complicit in maintaining."
Rodney Robinson


"Confederate statuary isn't the only relic to the Lost Cause and segregation."

Jepson School of Leadership Studies professor Julian Hayter on NPR, Richmond To Remove Confederate Statues from Monument Avenue


"Tearing down is easy. The real work is in realizing a dream deferred and mending a fractured nation."

Michael Paul Williams in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, America is battling two lethal adversaries, COVID-19 and racism. One is deadlier.


The history of Richmond is intertwined with legacies of racial injustice that are deeply felt in our city today. There are many organizations working to address this history of injustice and to promote racial justice in Richmond. Listed below are organizations furthering racial justice in the Richmond region with ongoing volunteer opportunities and other resources for learning. This is a running list, and we welcome suggestions for additions.

Organizations Furthering Racial Justice

Campus Initiatives 

Additional Resources for Learning 

Contact Us

Thank you for contacting us at engage@richmond.edu with any suggestions or additions for this page.