Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This two-page spread for the football team in the 1953 yearbook features a picture of the 1952 football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1952 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the bottom includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1950 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "assistant trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1949 yearbook features a picture of the 1948 football team and information about the season. The photograph in the center includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1948 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "Trainer Brooks" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1946 yearbook features a picture of the 1945-46 football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1945 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

Sixteen University of Richmond students worked with seventh, eighth, and ninth grade black students from Randolph Junior High School in Richmond. This program dubbed the "Richmond Area Tutorial" program was an 8 week long tutoring program to help the…

This article from the Collegian in 1983 gives the personal and professional background of the first full-time black professor, Lorenzo Simpson, who was hired in 1976 and taught in the philosophy department. He was granted tenure by the University in…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…
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