Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article explains the death of Esau Brooks. Brooks, a black man, was the equipment manager and trainer at the University of Richmond. He was killed by the oil stove in his home. He had been working at the University of Richmond since 1914, when…

This page is a combination of image and text that is a page-long dedication to the service of John Johnson, a black janitor for the University of Richmond. Dr. F.W. Boatwright, president of the University of Richmond, is quoted saying that Johnson…

This article informs the student body ofthe death Esau Brooks, former athletic trainer at the University. The article describes Brooks as quiet and well respected, saying that "he was to the Athletic Department what a cleat is to a football shoe."…

This eulogy written in the "In Memorandum" section of the Fall 1957 Messengernotes the death and service of Esau Brooks, a black athletic trainer and staff member at the University. The piece demonstrates a great deal of admiration for its subject…
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