Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this Collegian opinion piece, black student Harvey Whitney relates a quote from Ralph Ellison’s The Invisible Man to his personal experience of being considered invisible by white and black students at the University of Richmond. Whitney cites…

This opinion piece was written by Richmond College graduate Jim Winders who was awarded the Danforth Fellowship. His article was reprinted into The Collegian for seniors at the university to read and contemplate their time at the institution. The…

In this 1991 article, staff writers Heidi Ziglar and Sandy Tan sample opinions on rape and consent at the University of Richmond. The article came days after a panel discussion on alcohol and consent titled, “Is it Me or the Alcohol…

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University since its move to the West End in 1914, put on by the Richmond College Glee Club. The announcement was published a week before the show. The article promotes blackface, showcasing…

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University of Richmond since the college relocated from its Lombardy Street location to the West End campus in 1914. The show, put on by the Richmond College Glee Club, is said to feature…

An article detailing a minstrel show put on by the Richmond College Glee Club in which the white actors wore blackface. The subtitle refers to the actors as "charcoaled funmakers." The article calls the actors a "motley crew of darkies," relying on…

This article announces a performance put on by Richmond College students to benefit The Collegian. The article notes that the first part of the performance is a blackface minstrel show performed by men in Richmond College. Minstrel shows were either…

This article describes a social gathering between Richmond College and Westhampton College students that occurred on December 11, 1914. The article mentions the appearance of the black waiters dressed in all white during the dinner portion of the…

This page shows a short story written about George Reynolds Freedley, Class of 1925. No authorship information is given. The story explains his participation as a "thespian." Author poses the question, "what would our Minstrels do without George,"…

John Powell, distinguished as a pianist and white supremacist, helped form a chapter of the Anglo-Saxon Club of America at the University of Richmond. The purpose of the club was to preserve Anglo-Saxon civilization in the United States and to…
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