Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This image is a group photo of the "Alien Club," and follows with a roster on the following page. The image features John Johnson who is the African American man at the center of the photo. Johnson was a member of the custodial staff and he is noted…

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.…

This page shows the biography of Cheng-Yeung Hui, a senior who is a part of the Philologian Literary Society and the Chinese Club. His biography shows his relations with the University of Richmond students. Even during times of race discrimination…

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,…

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…

This photograph shows the Chinese Club, consisting of K.F. Cheung, King Mok, P.L. Mok, W.H Lam, T.L. Sene, Y.C. Shek, J.A. Paau (President), Y.F. Leung (Secretary), and C.K. Wong (Treasurer), 7 male and 2 female Chinese students. From the 5 members…

This photograph shows the Chinese Club, consisting of Y.C. Cheung (Chairman), C.Y. Hui (Secretary and Treasurer), C.K. Wong, K.H. Cheung, W.H. Lam, 5 male, Chinese students. While there were no African-American, or any other non-white race, students…

Members of the Chinese Club at the University of Richmond. The members include P.L. Mok, T.L. Sene, W.K. Lam, C.K. Kung, Y.C. Lee, P.K. Lee, M.W. Wong. The Chinese Club celebrated Chinese culture, including the annual anniversary of the creation of…

This page includes a picture of the university's Chinese Club, showing eight Asian members (7 male and 1 female), with a list of their names underneath the photograph. The Chinese Club included all students that had traveled from China to get an…
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