Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This Collegian article announces the sudden passing of equipment manager, Vernon Archie. Hired as a janitor of Millhiser gym in 1960, Archie was recognized for keeping the gym spotless. He was promoted to equipment manager in 1964. He was described…

This tribute to Esau "Eas" Brooks, an African American athletic trainer at Richmond, was featured in the 1957 Alumni Bulletin. Predeceased by his wife, Willie, Esau Brooks had passed away at the age of 62 in a house fire on Ridge Road. Ridge Road ran…

This letter to the editor discussed how racial slurs were used against Davidson College athletes during a basketball game at the University of Richmond. The student author of this piece, Ed Pruden, expressed disappointment in his fellow classmates…

This article talks about the University of Richmond's anticipated football game against William & Mary and its mascot, the Indian. The campus held an annual rally or "trial" as they referred to it. For the "trial," they pretended to discuss the…

This article talks about Marydee Lowe, a junior of Westhampton College from Tsingtau, China, and how she was honored by the Athletic Association of Westhampton for her many achievements in sports. She was awarded with her blazer for making her…

The article discusses the outstanding rally of the year presented at the stadium in celebration of the traditional rivalry between University of Richmond and William and Mary. Demonstrated in the Thanksgiving Day gridiron classic, widely-known…

The article "Blacks Offer Much To Spider Athletics" describes the athletic accomplishments of the black student athletes. The article mentions Weldon Edwards, the first black football player, and Norman Williams and Jerome Napier, who were on the…

The article “Spider Coaches Sign Prep Stars,” published May 22nd, 1970, is about the basketball recruits for the year. Carlton Mack, Richmond’s first black basketball player was one of these recruits. The article describes his height, and…

The editorial "Spirit" published by The Collegian December 7th, 1972 highlights school spirit at the University of Richmond. Due to a popular and high profile basketball game there was an influx in school spirit. The article additionally commends…

The Collegian article, "Distinction Between Blacks and Athletes" published on March 4th, 1976, describes a problem black athletes faced where they were seen as athletes first instead of as students. Mike Morton was a black star basketball player who…
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