Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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.…

The photograph in the bottom middle features a black woman. The woman is dressed in a white dress. Her clothing suggests that she is a staff member at the University of Richmond. The photo is included among sixteen other photographs on the page…

This is a club photograph of the Ministerial Association. The Ministerial Association was a Christian student organization at the University of Richmond. The purpose of this student organization was to bring together a group of Christian young men…

This photograph features the members of the Young Men’s Christian Association (Y.M.C.A). The Y.M.C.A is an on-campus club whose purpose is to spread the Christian faith and gospel. Students joined the club to connect with other Christian students…

The photo in the middle (left) features two black men. The two black men seem like workers at the University of Richmond based on their outfits and tools. This photograph is just one of many snapshots that displayed Richmond College men's activities.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

In this club photo there appears to be 2 Asian students standing in the back row of the photo. The club was organized by alumni of the Chatham Training School. According to articles in The Collegian, the club's mission was to uphold the honor of the…
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