Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1920 advertisement is for Shanghai Restaurant, an American and Chinese restaurant in downtown Richmond. The advertisement resembles previous iterations. Recent renovations, completed "in the most oriental styles," and the addition of music, are…

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 is an advertisement in the Messenger published in 1925 for a record store called "The Perfect Record Store". This ad features a drawing of a black man in a suit and sideways hat, sitting on a stump. The advertisement also appeared in the the…

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…

This page is the introduction page to the advertisements section of the 1914 yearbook. The page features an illustration of an African-American man wearing a tattered suit pulling a donkey with the sign “advertisements” hung on it. The…

The Richmond Public Library submitted this report to the Library Board on the state of the library. Regarding staff, only a third of the librarians graduated from library schools, the average age was 48, and despite isolation, the staff were not…

This image is a group photo of the "Alien Club," and follows with a roster on the following page. The image features John Johnson who is the African American man at the center of the photo. Johnson was a member of the custodial staff and he is noted…

In 1963, alumus Raymond E. Abbitt refused to pay alumni dues because he believed “that if the institutions of higher learning cannot be leaders in the democratic and Christian ways of life in the United States then I see very little hope for our…

This 1938 Collegian announcement discusses the debate between Squeedunk College and the University of Richmond, in the Richmond Chapel, centered around the question "Resolved: that the South won the Civil War." The Massachusetts college will argue…

This Collegian announcement shows details for the 1993 Lambda Coalition sponsored Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Awareness week, which is an attempt to educate students about what homosexuality is, due to the lack of awareness of LGBTQ individuals at the…
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