Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This page is one of many showing photos and descriptions of junior year students. The second student on the page (from the top) is To Sham Cheung, who is from Canton, China. He is the only student Asian student present in all of the class rosters.…

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…

This page is shown at the beginning of the yearbook. It shows a variety of photographs of the students' "temporary home" when students were displaced from the campus when it was used as a debarkation hospital during World War I. Students were housed…

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 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…

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…

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,…

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…
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