Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article is a review of the Open Campus for Black Students on April 27, 1971. The article lists how many incoming students are Black, offering a glimpse at how small the community of Black students was at the University. Faculty view the changes…

This article reports on service done by workers at the Baptist Goodwill Centers in Richmond. The article notes typical daily tasks done by Baptist Goodwill workers: watching over children, visiting families in the community, providing warm clothes,…

This article reports the illness of John Johnson, the "ever-faithful head janitor." More than eighty years old, Johnson is described as "diligent, courteous, and efficient, a very picturesque figure, and one that would be sadly missed." In contrast…

This article was written about English professor Dr. Grace Landrum’s reading of “Marse Chan,” one of the most famous works of Thomas Nelson Page. “Marse Chan” nostalgically represented the “Old South,” and in…

This notice explains new dining service hours for the campus. The advertisement explains a future Sunday supper cafeteria closure is partly due to the "impossibility of getting colored help without offering some weekly holiday".

Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah), was a Santee Dakota physician, lecturer, and reformer. Eastman travelled to England for two months to teach school children about indigenous American customs and race relations with white settlers. The…

The Anglo-Saxon Club of America was founded in Richmond, VA by John Powell and Ernest Sevier Cox, both of whom were white supremacists. The purpose of the Anglo-Saxon club was to preserve Anglo-Saxon civilization in the United States and to…

John Powell, distinguished as a pianist and white supremacist, helped form a chapter of the Anglo-Saxon Club of America at the University of Richmond. The purpose of the club was to preserve Anglo-Saxon civilization in the United States and to…

Chinese Richmond College students held a reception to honor faculty at the University of Richmond. The reception was located at Lido Garden, a restaurant on Broad Street serving Chinese and American food. Many prominent faculty attended the reception…

This articles describes a banquet hosted by Chinese students honoring Mr. Y. E. Hsiaio (Hsiao), a Chinese educator. From Ningpo (Ningbo), China, Hsiao was a Shanghai College graduate and president general secretary of the Chinese Student Christian…
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