Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article is about a concert from the Jasper Hall stringed quartet at Atlee High School, an event organized by a University of Richmond alum Joseph Rotella '22 to raise money for the school's library. The program consisted of "stringed and vocal…

This article reported on a blackface minstrel show that was presented by Westhampton College. The article discusses how the proceeds from the show went to aid the Water Pageant. The show consisted of "hearty jokes and songs."

The page presents the "History of the Minstrel" for the Westhampton campus. It began in 1915-1916 "just for fun." The Minstrel performance, coordinated by the Westhampton senior class, shows the acceptance of minstrelsy and blackface during this time…

This article discusses the annual student government reception which occurred recently to honor the current student government. The reception consisted of four six-minute skits put on by students. During the intermission of this show, the article…

A Collegian article announcing the Westhampton College Spanish Club's play in Keller Hall at 7:30 p.m. Along with Pan-American Week, the Spanish Club's play was a way to emphasize Spanish affairs among the student body. The 1962 production focused on…

This Collegian article, published December 12, 1947, is about a talent show organized by Westhampton College freshmen to benefit the World Student Service Fund, an international student relief organization. The show, which took place on December 10,…

This article advertised the Westhampton Athletic Association's minstrel show, in which white students would be wearing blackface. The article claimed that it was going to be "the funniest...show of them all." Mr. Bones and Mr. Jones performed the…

This article referred to as a "Campus Brainstorm" gives students an opportunity to publically voice their ideas regarding entertainment and social activities on campus. The brainstormers stated that they would like to see more minstrel shows from the…

This article discusses the plans that the Richmond College Glee Club for the school year. The glee club was led by an oratorio tenor and choral teacher in Richmond named Charles Troxell. He conducted many college choirs and church choirs. The…

This article describes the speaker who has been selected to speak at the Convocation on January 10, 1936. "Dr. S. Ralph Harlow, professor of religion and Biblical literature at Smith College and educator late of the Neat East, will address the…
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