Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is an ad by the Corn Products Refining Co. as they are marketing their Mazola oil. The ad has a drawing of the product at the top-right corner with descriptions in order to persuade consumers to buy the product. The ad also includes a drawing of…

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 is a program for The University Players' 1969 performance of A Man for all Seasons. Contained within it are advertisements for local businesses, as well as one purchased by Alpha Psi Omega, and an ode to the director of the production, Alton…

This is a letter from Randy to University President Dr. George M. Modlin. Randy suggests that the university place a 1/4 page ad in the Richmond Afro-American, a black-owned newspaper in the City of Richmond. The ad will be at Modlin's office by…

This 1934 advertisement is for Lido Garden, a Chinese and American restaurant located in the city of Richmond. The tagline in the advertisement says that Lido Garden is the "most popular Chinese restaurant in the South."

This 1919 advertisement is for Shanghai Restaurant, an American and Chinese restaurant in downtown Richmond. The advertisement notees recent renovations, completed "in the most oriental styles," including the addition of music. The general manager is…

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…

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…

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."
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