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…

The Chinese Club held a banquet on October 10, 1924 to celebrate the fourteenth anniversary of the Chinese Republic. The banquet was located at Far East Restaurant, on Third and Broad Streets. Members of the Chinese Club included both Richmond…

This article features a report on John Wicker, Jr., a student at Richmond Law School in 1916. The article discusses his first jury address as a new attorney in which he represented a young Black man named Leslie Drew in a murder trial. An excerpt…

This satirical April Fool's Day article describesa service held in honor of Esau Brooks, a caretaker and athletic trainer, at the Cannon Memorial Chapel in 1936. The article describes the ceremony, during which Brooks was honored with a rake and…

This article describes the continuing service of Esau Brooks, a trainer at the University of Richmond. Brooks began his work at the University in 1914, only leaving for military service in World War I. Brooks eliminated a "German machine gun next"…

Published in the 1943 April Fool's edition of The Collegian, this photo and caption portray athletic trainer Esau Brooks receiving an honorary degree in Osteopathy (physical training), from Oglethorpe University. The degree was conferred at the Greek…

This satirical April Fool's Day article describes the promotion of Esau Brooks from athletics trainer and grounds keeper to "the new and enthusiastic" Director of Athletics. The article also has Brooks placing "'Not-so-Dark' Jamees as line coach and…

This article titled "Devotional" is an account of student participation and stories relating a variety of subjects. A brief mention in this article shares C. Y. Hui's address to the Westhampton Baptist Church congregation on Sunday, February 10, 192.…

This article shares the accomplishments of two Chinese alumni, John Paau (RC '25) and Cheng Yeung Hui (RC '22). Both were members of Philologian Society while students at Richmond College. The article shares that Paau attended Columbia University…

This article announces the 1931 Westhampton College May Queen, Elizabeth Gill, editor of The Messenger and widely involved on campus. In her time as a student, Gill was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the…
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