Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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An advertisement in theCollegian for the Spider Club, a "booster organization of all sports at the University of Richmond," features the Confederate spider mascot at the four corners of the advertisement. The mascot, created by college shop…

The University of RIchmond hosted a Black History Week from February 3-10. The theme was "Shades of Unseen Beauty." Events included a march from the front of campus to the chapel for a sermon by Rev. A. James and a choir, a Gospel Night, a Talent…

This notice explains new dining service hours for the campus. The advertisement explains a future Sunday supper cafeteria closure is partly due to the "impossibility of getting colored help without offering some weekly holiday".

The Minority Student Union (MSU) put on a dance in Millheiser Memorial Gym on Saturday Dec, 6. This dance was free and open to the entire school.

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union (USU) sponsored a National Theatre Company production of Feelin' Good by Sean O'Mally, described as: "Through song, dance, and humor, Feelin' Good traces the history…

This newspaper advertisement is for courses at University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The advertisement, in the Afro-American, a historically black newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, was specifically for evening…

Edith Lindeman reviewed department chair and theater reviewer for the Richmond News Leader Alton Williams' production of "John Loves Mary" at University of Richmond in March of 1949. The domestic comedy follows war vet John Lawrence as he returns to…

This Collegian article discusses an open house held specifically for black high school students in the Richmond area as a response to the "realization that the University of Richmond lacks diversity among students..." The visitation day had been…

This article describes the birthday celebrations that took place for Westhampton College head cook, Percy "Butch" Dobson. Dining room waitresses presented Dobson with a cake "covered with candles." The article described Dobson, who took over as head…

This is a news article from The Richmond News Leader about how the play Conquest of My Brothers will be opening at University of Richmond. It is described as a documentary-style play tracing "the white man's conquest of the Native American Indian."…
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