Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A Collegian article discussing an open house held specifically for black high school students in the Richmond area as a response to the "realization that the University of Richmond lacks diversity among students..." The visitation day had been…

This letter to the editor—written by L.H. Zincone, Jr.—defended the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, under probation after she defied orders and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest.…

This Collegian article discussed "Black Students Visitation Day," a program which would bring an estimated 80 black Richmond high schools students to campus. The program was formed by the Richmond College and Westhampton College senates "in an effort…

This article features an announcement put out by the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC), which was an organization that “encouraged an interracial dialogue and south to alleviate the worst injustices” (Smith, p.14). In addition, “black…

The articles shares the accomplishments of two Chinese Alumni: John Paau and C. Y. Hui (Cheng Yeung Hui). Both students were members of Philologian Society while on campus. The article shares that Paau, class of 1925, has gone on to attend Columbia…

This article is about the Director of Club's decision to replace the Glee Club with the Male Choral Society. The article equates a minstrel performance with "some lighter and more frivolous class of entertainment." A minstrel show is an entertainment…

An article detailing a minstrel show in which the actors were wearing black face. The article calls the actors a "motley crew of darkies" which suggests they are nameless, and even animalistic or barbaric. A quartet played songs including one called…

This article titled, Devotional, is an account of student participation and stories relating a variety of subjects. The brief mention in this article shares C.Y. Hui's address to the congregation Westhampton Baptist Church on Sunday night (Feb 10,…

A Collegian article recounting the controversy surrounding the play of the song "Dixie" during school events. Richmond College student government, led by Steve Nock, moved to "restrain" the use of the song "Dixie" during school events, and the issue…

A Collegian article describing a chapel program given by Dr. Guines, an administrative assistant to the Superintendent of the Richmond city school system. This program occurred on a Tuesday and discussed the "Black Revolution in America: Perspectives…
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