Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In a five-page short story, Isaac Diggs, Jr. recounts his tour of San Francisco. From page 83 until the end of the story on page 85, he describes his time in Chinatown or the "Barbary Coast" as he calls it. Diggs closes the article by saying "Further…

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!…

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,…

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 short story mocks African Americans through racist exaggerated vernacular and creating a character, named "A'nt Lucy" that is described as obese, lazy, dirty and "the blackest n*****." The plot of this story is that the there was a leaf found…

This review is in the Exchanges section of the Messenger, which appears monthly. In this month's entry, Wirt Davis reviews a short story titled "The Last Confederate" from the University of Virginia's Magazine. Davis criticizes the author for slip…

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…

The Winter 1971 Alumni Bulletin features an image and accompanying profile of Irene Ebhomielen of Nigeria. Ebhomielen was an international student on the University of Richmond campus, attending the University partly because of the financial…

An article from the October 1946 University of Richmond Alumni Bulletin covers second generation Westhampton students. Elizabeth Hsu, a student from China, receives a special mention in the article. Her father, Cheng Wang Hsu (formerly spelled Hui),…

Published in the 1971 spring Alumni Bulletin, this article summarizes an interview with Steve Nock, the new president of the Richmond College student government, and Nancy Benfield, the recently elected president of the Westhampton College student…
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