Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Essay "Our Pride of Ancestry"

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Essay "Our Pride of Ancestry"

Description

This essay in the 1915 yearbook is written by student Evan Chesterman who is writing about the pride of Richmond ancestry. Chesterman uses metaphors when decribing the abandoned college campus during the Civil War as "a little darkey's kinky head divided off into squares by curl papers." Chesterman also goes onto dicuss the "humilitation of the worst kind," during the war, when Richmond was evacuated due to the approach of Union soldiers. It is described that "a negro regiment was quertered in the college building" and that "these swart occupants of the property proved more obnoxious - and more descrutcuve- than a swarth of cockaroaches in a pantry." The essay ends with explaining the glory of the college, and the strength and honor of the men that have taught and been taught there.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Spider (1915): 148. Available online via UR Scholarship Repository.

Publisher

The Spider, University of Richmond

Date

1915

Format

Language

English

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Spider148-1915.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Chesterman, Evan R., “Essay "Our Pride of Ancestry",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2987.