Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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

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 on the advertisement page shows a group of white students in the middle of performance. Everyone is seen wearing black paint on the face to indicate that their characters are black. Furthermore, a lot of Confederate flags can also be…
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