Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The article makes an announcement about a program of spiritual songs and services happening on campus. The Pop section is referred to as a "Negro Spiritual" with no credit given to the artist or the group.

The article is a book review about a piece written by John Steinback called "Grapes of Wrath". Towards the end of the article Cotten mentions a new book he read called "Native Son". He did not mention the author and referred to him as "Negro". He…

The article describes how Professor of Dramatics Alton Williams how a minor role played by two African-American actors was important to the plot of the popular play, "Petrified Forest."

This article describes the lecture series planned by The Philologian and Mu Sigma Literary Organizations on campus. The lectures featured a talk by Tom Herndon on "Negro Superstition."

The article is an announcement about the law school banquet where a famous attorney, Holman Willis would be speaking. He is most known for his comic pieces using "Negro dialect" and ancient "Negro Sermons" which are aimed at mocking the African…

The story starts with a small racist jab at Chinese tea shops by having the narrator imply that Chinese tea shops were not as valuable as people seemed to think they were. There is a line in the short story that calls one man a "yellow-skinned…

The re-hash is a joke section of the Collegian, including the following: "Aunt Jemima, a big negro washer-woman, had just been knocked down by an automobile. A crowd gathered around to sympathize with her. 'You'll get damages for this, Aunt Jemima,'…

In this six-page short story, the author W.H. Brannock offers a story situated in 1870 about a black man named Methuselah Jones. Throughout this story, the author refers to Methuselah Jones as a "typical country darkey" and "the blackest 'nigger' in…

This section "Dips From The College Grin-Pot" features snippets of what was intended to be humorous dialogue. Included are six brief dialogues that feature an interaction between two people. The fifth dialogue is an interaction between two African…

John Powell, a distinguished pianist and white supremacist helped to form a chapter of the Anglo-Saxon Club of America at the University of Richmond. The purpose of the club was to preserve Anglo-Saxon civilization in the United States and to…
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