Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1991 Collegian article discusses the viewpoint of Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, who is a professor of history and the director of women's studies at Emory University. She spoke at the University of Richmond, advocating her view that "Southern women…

This article written in 1988 describes a new Valentine Museum Exhibition, titled "In Bondage and Freedom: Antebellum Black Life in Richmond." Judy Lankford, the Director of Development at the Valentine Museum, stated that, "Richmond would not have…

This 1947 Collegian article explains that during construction two human skeletons and one coffin were found on campus. There were many rumours and speculations surrounding the dead bodies, with professors and students speculating that the bodies had…

The article explains the 1924 release of "The Southern Planter," written by Richmond College alumnus, Dr. Francis P. Gaines. The purpose of the book is to "outline the popular conception of the old plantation," as well as to trace the development of…

This comedic map of the University of Richmond campus features racist jokes. One can be seen in the captions around the gym, called "Jim," which refer to black athletic trainer Esau Brooks as "the Indian rubber man." Running to the gym is an "Indian…

This poem, narrated by "the slave's dream and hope," attacks the idea of "good hair" as a superior, more acceptable alternative to natural black hair. It asserts that good hair should have been left on the plantations, and compares it to the song…

The narrator of this poem expresses his identity as part of a "colossal being" of black people, preferring the collective 'we' to the singular 'I.' He explores slavery as "the torture that was endured for years and still / Silently exists today"…

This 1980 Collegian announcement is promoting a "slave sale" that will be taking place in the Keller Hall Lobby. There are few details other than Dan Ferrell is the one selling the "Keller Hall Slaves."

This 1978 announcement is promoting a "slave auction" that will be held on the Keller Hall field. There is little detail about what the auction entails simply stating that, "individual and group bids will be accepted."

This 1978 Collegian announcement is for a "Lambda Chi Slave Sale." The announcement provides little detail, only stating that it is a "faculty-brotherhood slave sale," and will take place in the multipurpose room of the Commons.
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