Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This montage of eight photographs depicts a variety of nature and wildlife images. In the top center photograph, a black man is featured doing fieldwork. He appears to be holding some sort of tool in his hand. In all the photographs on this page,…

This page features the names of the Westhampton student members of the Piedmont Club in 1917. The photograph shows an African-American man pulling a horse and carriage filled with the female members of the club.

This page is a combination of image and text that is a page-long dedication to the service of John Johnson, a black janitor for the University of Richmond. Dr. F.W. Boatwright, president of the University of Richmond, is quoted saying that Johnson…

The page features a photo montage of women participating in leisure activities, a skeleton, a baby, and two black women on the bottom far right and left who served a domestic role at the University. Under the photo of the woman on the far left the…

Image of Yui Fong included in a page of photographs of 1923 May Day Celebration from the scrapbook of Wilma "Billie" Spangler. Captioned "The Wedding," showing Chinese students participation in Westhampton College events.

A yearbook page titled, "Dark Side of College Life," that includes eleven photographs of African American staff members on campus. The photographs feature African-American men dressed in either culinary apparel or as manual laborers carrying brooms…

Introduction page for the 1917 “Senior Law” section features an illustration of a white man dressed in a nice suit carrying a book and an African-American man dressed in tattered overalls and a shirt. The white man has his hand extended out…

An advertisement for Jell-O in the advertisement section of the 1917 yearbook. The advertisement features an illustration of an African American caretaker with a small white child at a kitchen table. The clothing and interaction with the child at…

The page titled, "Campus Scenes," features eleven photographs of daily life on campus. In the upper left corner of the page a photograph featuring two black men dressed in clothes that would be worn for manual labor. They are carrying buckets,…

This photograph features the members of The Ministerial Association in 1918. The club was an on-campus Christian student organization at The University of Richmond, whose purpose was to bring together young Christian men in an effort to spread the…
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