Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 Collegian article discusses an open house held specifically for black high school students in the Richmond area as a response to the "realization that the University of Richmond lacks diversity among students..." The visitation day had been…

This article in The Collegian analyzes a lecture given by a Dr. A. T. Harris, a Black professor at Virginia State University. The article focuses on part of Harris's speech, in which Harris suggested that Black students "would not feel the need for…

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 article in the Summer 1961 Alumni Bulletin announces the new Alumni Council president, Dr. Robert W. Allen (RC '34). The article details the Alumni Day activities, including a luncheon, classroom visitation, and baseball game, among other…

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…

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 Collegian article discusses "Black Students Visitation Day," a program meant to bring an estimated 80 Black Richmond high schools students to campus. The program was formed by the Richmond College and Westhampton College senates "in an effort to…

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…
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