Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) created new committees in order to address issues regarding student life. There were four committees created: Discussion groups, Educational, Religious programs, and Social relations. The discussion groups…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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".

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 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 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,…
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