Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Vespers night, an evening prayer held every Sunday, would often bring in musical groups on campus as entertainment for those attending the service. On March 2, a "Negro male quartet" was invited to perform at Vespers. According to this review of the…

In this six-page short story, the author W.H. Brannock offers a story situated in 1870 about a black man named Methuselah Jones. Throughout this story, the author refers to Methuselah Jones as a "typical country darkey" and "the blackest 'nigger' in…

In the article "Our Day: The South, The North, The Negro" published by The Collegian on March 8th, 1940, that describes the large amount of support the Democratic Party received from black people in the election season. "With ardent promises to look…

This three-page story talks about the the life and role of a "Negro of the South." Throughout the story the author talks about the role and function of "the Negro" in the U.S. South, where he is "corrupt" in comparison to the white man. The author…

The article is a book review about a piece written by John Steinback called "Grapes of Wrath". Towards the end of the article Cotten mentions a new book he read called "Native Son". He did not mention the author and referred to him as "Negro". He…

Article discusses the War and the effect that it is having on "every phase of life" including the African American population. The article refers to African Americans as "colored" and "negroes" and discusses them in a negative light stating that they…

This six-page short story, written by Frances D. Glassell, explores the lives of former slaves living on the property of their former owner. On the day the story is set one of the former slaves, Uncle Job, was sent to the ferry dock to pick up Aunt…

This picture is of an African-American cook. He appears to be cooking some sort of meat. The picture fails to have a caption, and therefore the cook remains nameless.

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…

A Collegian article describing a chapel program given by Dr. Guines, an administrative assistant to the Superintendent of the Richmond city school system. This program occurred on a Tuesday and discussed the "Black Revolution in America: Perspectives…
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