Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this short story, E. E. Northen tells of the journey of two Confederate soldiers returning home after the Civil War. They stop a Union officer and play "boyish pranks" on him (138). After the men leave the Union officer and make it home, Union…

An advertisement for an African American Film Festival that was held in The Valentine museum during the months January and February, 1991.

The University of RIchmond hosted a Black History Week from February 3-10. The theme was "Shades of Unseen Beauty." Events included a march from the front of campus to the chapel for a sermon by Rev. A. James and a choir, a Gospel Night, a Talent…

This 1938 Collegian announcement discusses the debate between Squeedunk College and the University of Richmond, in the Richmond Chapel, centered around the question "Resolved: that the South won the Civil War." The Massachusetts college will argue…

This announcement written in 1967 describes a "slave auction" of the Westhampton College freshmen that will take place on Saturday, March 4 in Keller Hall. The announcement provides no detail of what the auction is for, nor why it is described as a…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…

This article from the Richmond Times-Dispatch was published on April 9, 1961 on page F-7 of the newspaper. The author highlighted the details of the performance, such as an 8:15 PM start time and seperate performances for alumni and the general…

This February 19, 1976 Collegian focuses on guest speaker Marcia Ann Gillespie -- editor-in-chief of Essence magazine -- who came to the Robins School of Business to speak for University of Richmond's Black History Month. The article acts as a…

This 1934 Collegian article discusses the potential for a team name change from 'Spiders' to 'Rebels.' The article attempts to persuade readers that a new name is needed due to the fact that the name is "insignificant" and does not "represent any…

This article looks back on the Black History Week events put on by the Student Organization of Black Awareness (SOBA). SOBA chairman Stanley Davis called the week a success, despite low student participation. It also draws from a speech by NAACP…
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