Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a drawing used as for the cover page for the "Sectional Clubs" portion of the yearbook. Four characters are drawn holding a "Sectional Clubs" sign. These four people are depicted as ethnically different and stereotypical manner based on their…

This is a club photograph of the Ministerial Association. The Ministerial Association was a Christian student organization at the University of Richmond. The purpose of this student organization was to bring together a group of Christian young men…

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 photograph features University of Richmond students who are members of the United States Army's "Company C" infantry. Students are dressed in their uniforms and are photographed standing at attention. Two Chinese students were members of the…

This photograph features the members of The Ministerial Association in 1918. The club was an on-campus Christian student organization at The University of Richmond, whose purpose was to bring together young Christian men in an effort to spread the…

A drawing of a man whose face and hands are black. His facial features are not distinct except for eyes and a mouth. The caption beneath the drawing reads "A SPIDER OF COLOR". His clothes are mismatched and shabby. He does not look fully human…

A short love story about a native American named Wakanika and the chief's daughter. The story is set in the time "before the coming of the "White Gods", which can be understood as before North America was colonized. This story romanticizes Native…

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…

A short story about "wearing unpleasant garments." A sentence on this page reads, "When your shoes are decidedly 'English' and your feet are decidedly 'African.' This suggest that "African" had a certain connotation of being less than or dirty.

The Spectator's Column seems to be brief descriptions of domestic and international news outside of the University of Richmond. Attention should be placed on two news clips here, clip 4 and clip 5. Clip 4 discusses the discovery of a recent lynching…
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