Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article summarizes the history of "Old Columbia" (then called the Columbia building), which was the first building established as a part of the University of Richmond. The building was made for the Virginia Baptist Seminary as a space to move…

This book review, authored by James A. Sartain, analyzes "The Story of Tobacco in America," written by Joseph C. Robert, a Professor of History at the University of Richmond and former President of Hampden-Sydney College. The author of the article…

This article showcases the work of University of Richmond alum A. E. Dick Howard (RC '54). At the time, Howard was preparing for a career in law at the University of Virginia, prior to which he spent time studying philosophy, politics, and economics.…

The winter 1960 Alumni Bulletin featured the account of Park P. Dickerson (RC '55) and his time at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Rotary Foundation Fellow. Dickerson discusses South Africa's culture, the people,…

An article and photo collage in the winter 1950 Alumni Bulletin detailed the events of Homecoming 1949. There was a football game, parade float contest, pre-Homecoming dinner, and alumni luncheon. One photo features a float that says "Bye! Bye!…

This article from the Alumni Bulletin of Spring 1951 was told from the perspective of Broadus Mitchell, the oldest son of Samuel Chiles Mitchell. Samuel Chiles Mitchell taught on the "Old Campus" in downtown Richmond. The essay details what life was…

This tribute to Esau "Eas" Brooks, an African American athletic trainer at Richmond, was featured in the 1957 Alumni Bulletin. Predeceased by his wife, Willie, Esau Brooks had passed away at the age of 62 in a house fire on Ridge Road. Ridge Road ran…

This piece profiles Dr. R. Stuart Grizzard ('41), sharing his thoughts on the University, work as a pastor, and views on political and social issues. Grizzard expressed a desire for his children to attend the University of Richmond; both Grizzard and…

Article describing the teaching of Dr. Samuel Chiles Mitchell, a professor of history at the University of Richmond, known for teaching Douglas Southall Freeman. The article described many different interactions that Mitchell had with his students.…

An article written by alumnus Henry E. Garrett (RC '15), president of the American Psychological Association and chair of Psychology and Columbia, argues for maintaining segregation. Segregation, according to Garrett, was not a question of ethics,…
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