University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

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Charles Alexander Eastman (born Hakadah), was a Santee Dakota physician, lecturer, and reformer. Eastman travelled to England for two months to teach school children about indigenous American customs and race relations with white settlers. The…

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…

This article announces the 1931 Westhampton College May Queen, Elizabeth Gill, editor of The Messenger and widely involved on campus. In her time as a student, Gill was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the…

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…

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…

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…

This newspaper article from the February 11, 1984 issue of the Richmond News Leader discusses the upcoming UR Players' production of Hiawatha directed by Jack Welsh. Welsh is interviewed, describing the intricate production process of the show which…

This is an ad by the Corn Products Refining Co. as they are marketing their Mazola oil. The ad has a drawing of the product at the top-right corner with descriptions in order to persuade consumers to buy the product. The ad also includes a drawing of…

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…
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