Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This page, titled "What The Bell Says," features nine cartoon-like illustrations. The illustrations depict female life for Westhampton students. The first five photos feature different instances where "the bell" is rung. In the first photo on the top…

A yearbook page that includes a poem for John Johnson, the head of the janitorial staff at the University for 39 years. John Johnson was a beloved member of the University and was the oldest member of the community in terms of years of service. The…

In the beginning of the 1968 yearbook, a picture can be seen of two African American men. Both the unnamed men seem to be part of the university staff. One of the men can be seen picking leaves from the ground while the other carries a carton filled…

In this photograph, an unnamed African American man can be seen. He seems to be part of the university cleaning staff since he is holding what seems to be a vacuum cleaner in hand. Many African American people worked on the university staff in 1968…

An unnamed African American man can be seen beside photographs of members of the Richmond class of 1968. The man seems to be part of the university staff because of the way he is dressed. He is seen in the picture reading what seems to be a magazine.

The cover page of the 1968 faculty section shows what seems to be a faculty dining hall. An African American woman can be seen wearing an apron. It seems that she worked as a waitress at a dining facility on campus. She can be seen cleaning a table…

This photo collage in The Web 1954 displays various facets of student life. The image in the second column, second row depicts black women serving food to students in what is presumably a dining hall. The University frequently employed black staff…

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 advertisement page shows everyday photographs from the University of Richmond. One of these photos is of three unnamed black men who are wearing aprons and chef hats. It seems from their attire that they worked in the dining hall or another…

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…
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