Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This collage features a photo of Dick Gregory in the top middle. Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, came to speak on campus a second time as part of a lecture series in 1973. His speech in 1970 received…

In the photo collage in the bottom half of the page, there is a picture of a black facilities worker holding a sweeper. The photograph is captioned "Robert, the sidewalk Judge." It is notable that this black staff member is named as many other black…

General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz came to campus in 1946 to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Richmond for the major role they played in World War II for the Allies. At the Honors…

This collage of photographs of the Westhampton College Prom (now called Ring Dance) in 1949 seems to portray the theme of "cowboys and Indians" as evidenced by the background. The photo on the top right and the two photos at the bottom of the page…

The bottom left photograph in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon spread of The Web 1950 features the fraternity's float at a football game. There appears to be a teepee and a person dressed like a Native American. A sign on the float reads, "they came, we…

This photo collage in The Web 1952 displays various facets of student life. The image in the bottom right corner shows a black man cutting the hair of a student in what appears to be a barbershop. The University frequently employed black staff and…

A photo collage of Homecoming 1951 features an image of a float at a football game in the top left corner. Three men dressed like Native Americans and a teepee are on the float inscribed with the words "no chants for victory." At the time, the…

This photo collage in The Web 1954 displays various facets of student life. The image in the second column, second row depicts black women serving food to students in what is presumably a dining hall. The University frequently employed black staff…

This photo collage from The Web 1957 shows the campaigning and mock presidential election that occured on campus in November 1956. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower won the mock election over Adlai Stevenson. In 1946, Eisenhower visited the campus to…

The top left photograph was published in The Web 1960. It depicts a group of students dancing at a Kappa Alpha fraternity social. There is a Confederate flag hanging in the background.
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