Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article examines the University Players' production of Shooting Stars, Walter Schoen's first directed production at the University of Richmond. Lisa Biggs states that the show "takes a look at how female athletes have been treated in a way that…

An article by Katie Branca in The Collegian announces University Players’ first annual haunted house in Cousins Studio Theatre, led by sophomores Alex Turner and Mary Clohan. The theme was insane asylum, largely due to the fact that it could be…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch sent Christine Darg to review the University Players' pending production of "Romeo and Juliet" and their choice to place the story in a "Great Gatsby"-era setting. Director William Lockey decided to reorient the familial…

This article from the Collegian in 1984 summarizes lectures given by four women historians in a symposium on "Women in Southern Society" as part of the Douglas Southall Freeman lecture series at the University of Richmond. Speaker Catherine Clinton…

This Collegian article summarizes the main points of Dick Gregory's lecture on campus in 1970. Dick Gregory was a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader. His speech was attended by a crowd of about 800, mainly consisting of…

An article by Erin Foellmer in The Collegian announces "New Faces," an annual student-produced showcase comprised of short plays that features freshmen and other students that have not yet appeared in one of the Theatre department’s main stage…

This picture of an African-American cook was paired with a Messenger piece titled "Slater Report" on the Slater dining facility and its staff. The picture fails to have a caption, and therefore the cook remains nameless.

This untitled black and white photograph featured in the Fall 1994 issue of the Messenger depicts three unnamed black boys. No location is given. This piece was paired with the short story "The Tobacco Road," which is about a white woman being…

The "John Loves Mary" premier production at University of Richmond in 1949 was reviewed by a staff writer for the Richmond News Leader, who noted a handful of drawbacks to the arena-style presentation but overall gave the show high marks. The author…

This article described Freeman Hall and the person behind its name, Douglas Southall Freeman. Freeman Hall was built in 1965. The article described Freeman's work as a writer, academic, and educator as well as his connection to the University of…
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