Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The Phi Kappa Sigma spread in 1948 explains that, "With a desire in everyone's mind for something different along the lines of social activity the [Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity] committee for such drafted plans for an 'Apache Party,' and on the night…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…

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…

The image in the top left of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon photo collage shows fraternity members dressed as Ku Klux Klan members standing around a black man with his neck in a noose at the fraternity lodge. The photo of fraternity members in the top right…

The image in the top right of the Kappa Sigma photo collage features a student dressed as a Native American with a feather headpiece and face paint.

These two pages from The Web 1976 feature photographs from the University Players’ production of the play “Conquest of My Brother” in November 1975. “Conquest of My Brother” is a documentary-style play by Edward F. Emanuel that is about the…

A photo collage of Homecoming 1951 features an image of a float at a football game in the top left corner. Three men dressed like Native Americans and a teepee are on the float inscribed with the words "no chants for victory." At the time, the…

The bottom left photograph in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon spread of The Web 1950 features the fraternity's float at a football game. There appears to be a teepee and a person dressed like a Native American. A sign on the float reads, "they came, we…

This collage of photographs of the Westhampton College Prom (now called Ring Dance) in 1949 seems to portray the theme of "cowboys and Indians" as evidenced by the background. The photo on the top right and the two photos at the bottom of the page…

The article, "Race Conditions Discussed in Class" published by The Collegian on October 26th, 1923 is about Brunor Lasker engaging his class in discussion about racism. Brunor Lasker was the associate editor of The Survey and worked with the…
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