Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this article, representatives from the Food Services staff and the University of Richmond student body attempt to combat the trash problem at the Central Dining Facility according to Dee Hardy, associate director of University Food Services.…

This Collegian article sheds light on the Richmond gay bar Godfrey’s as a source of refuge for LGBTQ+ students who attend the University of Richmond and wish for an alternative to Greek affiliated events. Common Ground director Glyn Hughes explains…

This eulogy written in the "In Memorandum" section of the Fall 1957 Messengernotes the death and service of Esau Brooks, a black athletic trainer and staff member at the University. The piece demonstrates a great deal of admiration for its subject…

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…

This is a photograph with caption by Bob Perkins of a car crash on campus. A black dining hall worker was driving the car that "skidded out of control," which ultimately landed in a stream right off of new fraternity row. Neither the photo nor the…

This article by Kenny Powers is about Mrs. Rae Green, a receptionist and switchboard operator in Gray Court. Mrs. Green said that she had a very close relationship with the women living in the dorm during the time she worked there, claiming she was…

In this article, University Food Service workers filed a petition to form a union with the National Labor Relations Board according to Debra Creech, the local union organizing director who is representing the employee’s interests. Central…

This article describes the continuing service of Esau Brooks, a trainer at the University of Richmond. Brooks began his work at the University in 1914, only leaving for military service in World War I. Brooks eliminated a "German machine gun next"…

The page titled, "Campus Scenes," features eleven photographs of daily life on campus. In the upper left corner of the page a photograph featuring two black men dressed in clothes that would be worn for manual labor. They are carrying buckets,…

A yearbook page titled, "Dark Side of College Life," that includes eleven photographs of African American staff members on campus. The photographs feature African-American men dressed in either culinary apparel or as manual laborers carrying brooms…
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