Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

This 1877 essay from Monthly Musings, the predecessor to the Messenger literary magazine, argues against the Theory of Evolution. It begins with the assertion that the belief that men were once "savages" is currently fashionable. The writer looks to…

This comedic map of the University of Richmond campus features racist jokes. One can be seen in the captions around the gym, called "Jim," which refer to black athletic trainer Esau Brooks as "the Indian rubber man." Running to the gym is an "Indian…

This article consists of information regarding a production by the University Players titled “Conquest of My Brother,” their second production of the 1975-1976 season. The production about the “200-year struggle between the American…

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…
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