Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article discusses a Marionette show that featured the voice of African American student, Francis Foster. Foster attended Virginia Union University, and the show took place at St. Catherine's in Richmond under the director of the department Mr.…

This article discusses a student variety show put on by dramatic director Professor Alton W. Williams. The show was said to include a performance by Professor N. Wilford Skinner, who was to lead the event and perform acrobatic tricks. The "hillbilly…

This article referred to as a "Campus Brainstorm" gives students an opportunity to publically voice their ideas regarding entertainment and social activities on campus. The brainstormers stated that they would like to see more Minstrel shows from the…

This article discusses an African American speaker, Mr. Russell Jones, spoke at the YWCA on behalf of the Intercollegiate Council. Jones was brought to campus by the RIC. His speech was about creating better friendships among people in Virginia.…

This article is a letter from the president to the students who signed a petition after an African American speaker, Russell Jones, was not permitted to eat with the white students after his speech. Jones spoke at the YWCA on behalf of the…

The article is an announcement about the law school banquet where a famous attorney, Holman Willis would be speaking. He is most known for his comic pieces using "Negro dialect" and ancient "Negro Sermons" which are aimed at mocking the African…

This article describes the lecture series planned by The Philologian and Mu Sigma Literary Organizations on campus. The lectures featured a talk by Tom Herndon on "Negro Superstition."

This article describes an event which was hosted by the Inter- American Institute at Westhampton college where a Brazilian lecturer spoke about her tolerance towards people of color mainly Indians, African-Americans and Portuguese.

This article talks about a performance by an African American singer, Marian Anderson. Anderson was a celebrated contralto. She performed on the University Radio Guild’s Chapel conceit hour, accompanied by a male chorus. Anderson was an…

The article describes how Professor of Dramatics Alton Williams how a minor role played by two African-American actors was important to the plot of the popular play, "Petrified Forest."
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