Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This editorial, written by student Scott Shepard, explains the history and lore behind the traditionally Southern and corn-based dish referred to as “grits”. After describing the dish’s contents, he goes on to illustrate how grits…

This short story published in The Collegian on November 19, 1971, is a story written by Terry Gates. The story is about two fictional characters -- Miles Standoffish and John Myth -- who discuss killing a group of "Injun savages." "Injun" is a…

This article explains the death of Esau Brooks. Brooks, a black man, was the equipment manager and trainer at the University of Richmond. He was killed by the oil stove in his home. He had been working at the University of Richmond since 1914, when…

This is a review of the University Players' production of "Joan of Lorraine,", a play in which a company of actors stage a production of Joan of Arc. The reviewer first criticizes the writing of the play itself, before then turning to the University…

In this piece, Bari Jean Hobbs reviews the documentary drama In White America by Martin Duberman. Hobbs mentions how the drama, which dealt with the “negro in America” had not been presented in two years and the production set in Keller Hall had…

This review, written by Frank Howarth, is of the 1973 Virginia Museum Theatre's production of Arthur Kopit's "Indians." Howarth describes that the play shows "the ways of national amnesia a painful view of the reservating of the American Indian," as…

University of Richmond students are asked the question, “How would you feel about sororities at UR?” Students from both Westhampton College and Richmond College offer their opinions on the pros and cons of having a new section of Greek…

In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

This is a photograph with caption by Bob Perkins of a car crash on campus. A black dining hall worker was driving the car that "skidded out of control," which ultimately landed in a stream right off of new fraternity row. Neither the photo nor the…

This photograph, which accompanied information about various University of Richmond sporting events for the week, is captioned: "Spider Man is latest attraction at UR's home games, courtesy of the art students. Richmond's next home game is a week…
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