Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article features a report on John Wicker, Jr., who was a student at Richmond Law School in 1916. The article discusses his first jury address as a new attorney in which he represented a black youth named Leslie Drew for a murder trial. An…

This article features John Johnson, an African-American 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 article features a letter from a number of students of Shanghai College in China that is meant for the students and faculty at the University of Richmond. The letter presents some of the problems confronting the Chinese people and especially the…

This article recognizes John A. Paau, a University senior from Canton, China, who is the president of the Chinese Club at the time. The article discusses how Paau recently went to Philadelphia to give a talk about Chinese politics at a meeting under…

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…

This article discusses how Professor Hancock, a "colored teacher of sociology at the Union College of Richmond," came into Dr. Harlan’s sociology class at the University of Richmond. Hancock’s talk was titled, "The Negro and His Community".…

The re-hash is a joke section of the Collegian, including the following: "Aunt Jemima, a big negro washer-woman, had just been knocked down by an automobile. A crowd gathered around to sympathize with her. 'You'll get damages for this, Aunt Jemima,'…

This is a letter to the editor from a Richmond College Freshman, William Norris. In this letter, Norris expressed his opinions on the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) suggestion that universities lower their academic standards…

This Collegian article announces a workshop on student attitudes towards racism, sponsored by the Westhampton College YWCA, the Richmond Human Relations Commission, and Virginia Union University. The workshop's aims were "to establish dialogue on…

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…
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