Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this article, Dr. W.D. Weatherford addresses issues brought about by World War I, particularly focused on "the supply of labor." Munitions factories are employing many men and women, and Weatherford notes that "places of manual labor vacated by…

This short story is about Richmond as the Capitol of the Confederacy and a battle that took place during the Civil War. In the story there is a young girl in love with a black Union solider, who is killed in battle after promising her that he would…

This review is in the Exchanges section of the Messenger, which appears monthly. In this month's entry, Wirt Davis reviews a short story titled "The Last Confederate" from the University of Virginia's Magazine. Davis criticizes the author for slip…

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…

In 1959, the Collegian published an article detailing an upcoming production on campus that sought to relive the glory of the "Old Plantation." The article detailed the plans for Keller Hall to be transformed in order to mirror a plantation for the…

Published in the Westhampton Class Notes section of the Alumni Bulletin, a photograph depicts two young boys raising the third national flag of the Confederacy (the "Blood-Stained Banner") at their home in Lears Glen, near Annapolis, MD. Their names…

This article described Freeman Hall and the person behind its name, Douglas Southall Freeman. Freeman Hall was built in 1965. The article described Freeman's work as a writer, academic, and educator as well as his connection to the University of…

Written by Kappa Alpha member Fred Combs, this article spotlighted various fraternities' events, initiations, and honored members. Kappa Alpha ended the school year with their annual Rose Ball. At the event, the brothers dressed as "Confederate…

This article examines the link between church and state, specifically related to the America Civil War. The article credits the participation of the South in the Civil War to strong Protestant views, pointing to the high number of Southern religious…

This article summarizes the history of "Old Columbia" (then called the Columbia building), which was the first building established as a part of the University of Richmond. The building was made for the Virginia Baptist Seminary as a space to move…
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