Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 page covering Homecoming in The Web 1983 features a photo of the band Voltage Brothers in the bottom left. The photo's caption states, "the funk sound of the Voltage Brothers rocks the night away at the John Marshall."

This page from The Web 1980 features photographs from the University Players' performance of the play The Diary of Anne Frank in 1979 directed by Frances Daniel. The play is a stage adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, recounting…

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…

This page from The Web 1976 features photographs from the University Players' production of the play “The Teahouse of the August Moon” in February 1976. “The Teahouse of the August Moon” is an American war comedy written by John Patrick based…

The top middle photo shows the Harlem Globetrotters performing in the Robins Center as the pregame and halftime act of a Richmond basketball game in December 1973. The caption next to the photo reads: "Probably the most important problem encountered…

This photograph displays Westhampton students, presumably seniors, performing in blackface at an unspecified event.

The bottom right photo on the second page of the 1948 Phi Alpha spread features fraternity members in blackface. The fraternities had recently reopened on campus after World War II.

This collage features a photo of Dick Gregory in the top middle. Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, actor, activist, and civil rights leader, came to speak on campus a second time as part of a lecture series in 1973. His speech in 1970 received…

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union (USU) sponsored a National Theatre Company production of Feelin' Good by Sean O'Mally, described as: "Through song, dance, and humor, Feelin' Good traces the history…
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