Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article describes how state Republican, A. Douglas Smith, Jr., spoke to the local YMCA. Smith believes that the YMCA is one of the most valuable organizations on campus, and that it has the power to effect change around campus. He suggests that…

In this article, the author talks about the Richmond College Glee Club's return after an extremely successful three-day concert tour, including performances at places such as C.H. Friend High School in South Boston, Virginia and the Averette College…

This article discusses the various activities that went on for the commencement of the farewell celebration for Dr. Gertrude Beggs, the Latin professor chair who was leaving to go teach at the North China American School in Beijing, China. Dean May…

This article discusses Dr. Koo, of China, as one of the principal speakers on affairs of student interest. Held at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond, the Young Men's and Women's Associations of Virginia sponsored an inter-racial,…

The article discusses the opening of the Richmond College Glee Club's Fall tor. Sponsored by the Parent-Teachers' Association of the Bowling Green High School, the recital will open rendering two groups of songs. Followed by the new spider quartet,…

In this photograph in the beginning of the 1969 yearbook, a black woman can be seen performing on stage. She seems to be singing. In the background, one can also see a black man playing an electric guitar. It was common for African Americans to be…

This page from the Sigma Chi fraternity section shows a man and a woman at what seems to be a fraternity event. In the background, two black men can be seeing playing musical instruments. They seem to be part of the band invited to perform at the…

This picture from the Kappa Sigma fraternity section in The Web shows a greek life party. An African American male can be seen in the middle of the room holding a band bass drum over his head. It is not clear from this picture whether this person is…

This photograph in the 1952 yearbooks shows three college students wearing black paint on their face, their gender is unclear. It looks like a picture taken either before or after a minstrel show. The students can be seen holding a picture of a…

The advertisement section of the 1952 yearbook shows two pictures of a minstrel show. The students can be seen holding Confederate flags and wearing bow ties with the colors of the confederate flags.
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