Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article profiles Dr. Y. R. Chow, a noted Chinese lecturer appearing before Richmond College Convocation. Dr. Chow was a superintendent in the high school where Richmond College student C. Y. Hui received his education. Dr. Chow gave general…

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University since its move to the West End in 1914, put on by the Richmond College Glee Club. The announcement was published a week before the show. The article promotes blackface, showcasing…

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University of Richmond since the college relocated from its Lombardy Street location to the West End campus in 1914. The show, put on by the Richmond College Glee Club, is said to feature…

An article detailing a minstrel show put on by the Richmond College Glee Club in which the white actors wore blackface. The subtitle refers to the actors as "charcoaled funmakers." The article calls the actors a "motley crew of darkies," relying on…

This article announces the 1931 Westhampton College May Queen, Elizabeth Gill, editor of The Messenger and widely involved on campus. In her time as a student, Gill was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the…

This article announces a performance put on by Richmond College students to benefit The Collegian. The article notes that the first part of the performance is a blackface minstrel show performed by men in Richmond College. Minstrel shows were either…

The article discusses a minstrel show that was performed by members of the Y.W.C.A. organization. Minstrel shows were a popular form of entertainment for white audiences. Minstrel shows were either dances, comic skits, or musical shows performed by…

This article shares the accomplishments of two Chinese alumni, John Paau (RC '25) and Cheng Yeung Hui (RC '22). Both were members of Philologian Society while students at Richmond College. The article shares that Paau attended Columbia University…

This article titled "Devotional" is an account of student participation and stories relating a variety of subjects. A brief mention in this article shares C. Y. Hui's address to the Westhampton Baptist Church congregation on Sunday, February 10, 192.…

This satirical April Fool's Day article describes the promotion of Esau Brooks from athletics trainer and grounds keeper to "the new and enthusiastic" Director of Athletics. The article also has Brooks placing "'Not-so-Dark' Jamees as line coach and…
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