Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes a social gathering between Richmond College and Westhampton College students that occurred on December 11, 1914. The article mentions the appearance of the black waiters dressed in all white during the dinner portion of the…

The article discusses the Varsity club's first social gathering to commemorate its beginning as an official club at the University. The article specifically mentions that everyone was enjoying the music provided by “a negro orchestra,”…

The article discusses a minstrel show that was performed by members of the Y.W.C.A. organization. Minstrel shows were a popular form of entertainment for white audiences. Minstrel shows were either dances, comic skits, or musical shows performed by…

This short story discusses what babies are like and their daily lifestyles. At one point in the story it mentions that typically black women push the babies of white women around in strollers while the mothers are off gossiping or are in town…

This article announces a performance put on by Richmond College students to benefit The Collegian. The article notes that the first part of the performance is a blackface minstrel show performed by men in Richmond College. Minstrel shows were either…
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