Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article informs the student body ofthe death Esau Brooks, former athletic trainer at the University. The article describes Brooks as quiet and well respected, saying that "he was to the Athletic Department what a cleat is to a football shoe."…

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"…

This satirical April Fool's Day article describesa service held in honor of Esau Brooks, a caretaker and athletic trainer, at the Cannon Memorial Chapel in 1936. The article describes the ceremony, during which Brooks was honored with a rake and…

The page features a photo montage of women participating in leisure activities, a skeleton, a baby, and two black women on the bottom far right and left who served a domestic role at the University. Under the photo of the woman on the far left the…

This page is a combination of image and text that is a page-long dedication to the service of John Johnson, a black janitor for the University of Richmond. Dr. F.W. Boatwright, president of the University of Richmond, is quoted saying that Johnson…

This page features the names of the Westhampton student members of the Piedmont Club in 1917. The photograph shows an African-American man pulling a horse and carriage filled with the female members of the club.

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…

This article discusses John Johnson, a black janitor who worked at the University of Richmond for over 40 years. The article starts with John Johnson's pneumonia sickness and recovery. The article then transitions to his failed marriages.

This notice explains new dining service hours for the campus. The advertisement explains a future Sunday supper cafeteria closure is partly due to the "impossibility of getting colored help without offering some weekly holiday".

This article reports the illness of John Johnson, the "ever-faithful head janitor." More than eighty years old, Johnson is described as "diligent, courteous, and efficient, a very picturesque figure, and one that would be sadly missed." In contrast…
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