Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this article, Dr. W.D. Weatherford addresses issues brought about by World War I, particularly focused on "the supply of labor." Munitions factories are employing many men and women, and Weatherford notes that "places of manual labor vacated by…

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…

This image is a group photo of the "Alien Club," and follows with a roster on the following page. The image features John Johnson who is the African American man at the center of the photo. Johnson was a member of the custodial staff and he is noted…

This page is shown at the beginning of the yearbook. It shows a variety of photographs of the students' "temporary home" when students were displaced from the campus when it was used as a debarkation hospital during World War I. Students were housed…

In this eight-page short story, the author, J.B. Kincanon, offers a fictional murder and criminal mystery. The author tells the fictional story through one of his character's name Bill Slater and his stay with a family in Big Rock, West Virginia. The…

The photo in the middle (left) features two black men. The two black men seem like workers at the University of Richmond based on their outfits and tools. This photograph is just one of many snapshots that displayed Richmond College men's activities.…

The photograph in the bottom middle features a black woman. The woman is dressed in a white dress. Her clothing suggests that she is a staff member at the University of Richmond. The photo is included among sixteen other photographs on the page…

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…

Vesper services, an evening prayer held every Sunday, often involved musical groups coming to campus for the evensong service. On March 2, 1930, a "Hampton Negro male quartet" was invited to perform at vespers. According to this summary of the event,…

Featured in this illustration, which is located on the page adjacent to the description of the University Players Club, is a man hanging by a noose with his hands cuffed behind him. Two black crows fly overhead. This image might represent a scene…
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