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…

Article discusses the War and the effect that it is having on "every phase of life" including the African American population. The article refers to African Americans as "colored" and "negroes" and discusses them in a negative light stating that they…

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…

In this six-page short story, the anonymous author offers an account of a fire that strikes "Chinatown" in a city in California as a result of an earthquake. The city is near the University of California, Berkeley, and the characters in the story are…

This page is one of five displaying notes about faculty and alumni and provides information about where they live and work after graduating or moving on from Richmond. The page includes a note about Ah Fong Yeung, class of 1909, who is mentioned as…

In this four-page short story, author George W. Sadler offers an account of a missionary trip to Africa. The story makes comparisons between African culture and American culture, claiming "social life in Africa means more than it does here." The…

In this three-page story, the author, A.W., offers a fictional account of the black stereotype of a "mammy" which describes a black woman who works as a housekeeper and/or nanny for white families. The story lovingly describes mammies, but it is a…

The "Echoes From The Minstrel" section toward the end of the Westhampton College yearbook is a collection of jokes and quotes written in "Negro dialect." "The Minstrel" is a reference to the minstrel shows that the Glee Club began putting on in May…

This page is one of many showing photos and descriptions of junior year students. The second student on the page (from the top) is To Sham Cheung, who is from Canton, China. He is the only student Asian student present in all of the class rosters.…
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