Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Uncle Cy Gets Points on College Life [Short Story]

Dublin Core

Title

Uncle Cy Gets Points on College Life [Short Story]
The Messenger, Volume XL
Short story, page 1 of 4 (530-534).

Description

This short story, published in the spring of 1914, provides a description of student life at Richmond College. The college student, John, and his father, explain academics and activities at the university to Uncle Cy, a black farm worker. The author uses colloquial English and writes so as to capture the dialect of the different characters, emphasizing the different vocabularies between the educated white men and Uncle Cy.

Creator

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, VA

Date

1914

Contributor

Caitlin McCallister

Format

Files

Collection

Citation

G. W. B., “Uncle Cy Gets Points on College Life [Short Story],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2017, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/159.