Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this image 14 members of the Young Men's Christian Association are featured, including S.W. Quong, an Asian student. Sidney W. Quong has listed his hometown as Norfolk, VA. Quong refers to himself as a Chinese student and is a member of the…

This photograph features the members of the Young Men’s Christian Association (Y.M.C.A). The Y.M.C.A is an on-campus club whose purpose is to spread the Christian faith and gospel. Students joined the club to connect with other Christian students…

This is a picture of a senior at the University of Richmond in 1925 named Yiu Fong Leung. The text next to her picture states, "Who is there at Westhampton who doesn't admire the spunk with which Yiu Fong tackles our Americanism?". Yiu Fong Leung was…

This short story is about Richmond as the Capitol of the Confederacy and a battle that took place during the Civil War. In the story there is a young girl in love with a black Union solider, who is killed in battle after promising her that he would…

This is a picture of Chack Kwong Wong, a senior in the class of 1925. He was from Canton, China. The text accompanying his photograph states, "Coming to us from the far distant Orient, he has adjusted himself to our manners and customs, and leaves us…

This page, titled "What The Bell Says," features nine cartoon-like illustrations. The illustrations depict female life for Westhampton students. The first five photos feature different instances where "the bell" is rung. In the first photo on the top…

This is a "rat cap" that a Westhampton College freshmen wore in during "rat week." Rat Week was a hazing event for freshman that commonly involved racist imagery and Lost Cause ideology.

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "History of the Civil War and Reconstruction." According to the course description, the course would "focus on slavery and the sectional controversy, secession and the war, and…

One of the courses taught by the Sociology department in 1961 was titled "Race and Culture." Based on the description of the course, it was based on human relations of ethnic groups in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Unlike the years before, there was…

Page 17 of a program for the June 1964 University of Richmond Commencement Ceremony. This page includes students receiving Masters of Science in Business Administration, Masters of Science in Business Education, and Masters of Commerce Degrees. Of…
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