Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 1978 Collegian announcement is for a "Lambda Chi Slave Sale." The announcement provides little detail, only stating that it is a "faculty-brotherhood slave sale," and will take place in the multipurpose room of the Commons.

This 1978 announcement is promoting a "slave auction" that will be held on the Keller Hall field. There is little detail about what the auction entails simply stating that, "individual and group bids will be accepted."

This 1980 Collegian announcement is promoting a "slave sale" that will be taking place in the Keller Hall Lobby. There are few details other than Dan Ferrell is the one selling the "Keller Hall Slaves."

This announcement written in 1967 describes a "slave auction" of the Westhampton College freshmen that will take place on Saturday, March 4 in Keller Hall. The announcement provides no detail of what the auction is for, nor why it is described as a…
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