Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This advertisement in the University of Richmond’s student newspaper The Collegian promotes an on-campus performance by Henry Cho – a, “full-blooded Korean comic born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn.” CAB advertises Cho’s performance as a…

This article details black Westhampton College sophomore Madieth Malone’s interest in witchcraft alongside of her role as Tituba, the enslaved woman from Barbados and confessed witch, in the upcoming University Players performance of Arthur…

This article states that Dr. Solon B. Cousins, who was a professor of Bible, pastor of the Second Baptist Church was the speaker at the Ministerial Association meeting last night. Dr. Cousins was head of the University of Richmond Religion…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) organized Black History Week, with the theme "Shades of Unseen Beauty," for February 3rd to February 10th, 1978. The week started, on Sunday at three o'clock, with "a march from the front of campus…

This article discusses "the concert problem" in which the author believes that concert committee never had enough time to obtain a decent band at a reasonable price for homecoming. Though the students were given the opportunity to have a concert…

In this opinion piece, appearing in the University of Richmond’s newspaper The Collegian’s Forum, Christian pop singer and anti-gay activist Anita Bryant responds to backlash concerning her impending visit to the University of Richmond. In…

At the bottom left corner of the page is a photograph of an unnamed black entertainer with a guitar presumably performing at a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity event. It was common practice for the University to invite black entertainers to perform for…

Under the caption "entertainment...provides physical and mental relaxation" is a photograph that features a black man playing bass behind a white man playing the piano. It was common practice for the University to invite black entertainers to perform…

The photograph on the top right published in The Web 1967 portrays four black female singers and three black band members behind them performing for a group of students. It was common practice for the University to invite black entertainers to…

This picture shows a band of African American men performing at some university event. It was common for the university to invite African American bands to "entertain" faculty and students. Four black men can be seen performing at the front while a…
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