Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this six-page short story, the anonymous author offers an account of a fire that strikes "Chinatown" in a city in California as a result of an earthquake. The city is near the University of California, Berkeley, and the characters in the story are…

This short story written by Westhampton College freshman, Mary McDaniel, describes her experience as a homesick freshman. She talks how her expectations of leaving home were different from how she felt once she got to Richmond and how she misses the…

In this six-page short story, the author W.H. Brannock offers a story situated in 1870 about a black man named Methuselah Jones. Throughout this story, the author refers to Methuselah Jones as a "typical country darkey" and "the blackest 'nigger' in…

In this three-page story, the author, A.W., offers a fictional account of the black stereotype of a "mammy" which describes a black woman who works as a housekeeper and/or nanny for white families. The story lovingly describes mammies, but it is a…

This three-page story talks about the the life and role of a "Negro of the South." Throughout the story the author talks about the role and function of "the Negro" in the U.S. South, where he is "corrupt" in comparison to the white man. The author…

Elizabeth Gill, a Westhampton Student was widely involved around campus. In her time as a student she was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the Debaters club, the Assistant Editor of the 1929 Messenger, and the…

In this short story, E. E. Northen tells of the journey of two Confederate soldiers returning home after the Civil War. They stop a Union officer and play "boyish pranks" on him (138). After the men leave the Union officer and make it home, Union…

The story starts with a small racist jab at Chinese tea shops by having the narrator imply that Chinese tea shops were not as valuable as people seemed to think they were. There is a line in the short story that calls one man a "yellow-skinned…

This six-page short story, written by Frances D. Glassell, explores the lives of former slaves living on the property of their former owner. On the day the story is set one of the former slaves, Uncle Job, was sent to the ferry dock to pick up Aunt…

This short story, published in the spring of 1914, provides a description of student life at Richmond College. The college student, John, and his father, explain academics and activities at the university to Uncle Cy, a black farm worker. The author…
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