Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this six-page short story, the anonymous author offers an account of a fire that strikes "Chinatown" in a city in California as a result of an earthquake. The city is near the University of California, Berkeley, and the characters in the story are…

This short story written by Westhampton College freshman, Mary McDaniel, describes her experience as a homesick freshman. She talks how her expectations of leaving home were different from how she felt once she got to Richmond and how she misses the…

This is a photograph of the Chinese Students Club that includes the officers and members of the club. According to a statement in the Collegian, the Club was organized by the Chinese students of the University to effectively intermingle with one…

A short story about "wearing unpleasant garments." A sentence on this page reads, "When your shoes are decidedly 'English' and your feet are decidedly 'African.' This suggest that "African" had a certain connotation of being less than or dirty.

In this three-page story, the author, A.W., offers a fictional account of the black stereotype of a "mammy" which describes a black woman who works as a housekeeper and/or nanny for white families. The story lovingly describes mammies, but it is a…

In this poem, freshman J. Isaiah Bailey expresses his deep frustrations with being Black and attending the University of Richmond. He describes it as “being imprisoned with rich kids in a system.” He goes on to list numerous aspects about…

This letter was written to by Fredrick W. Boatwright Douglas Southall Freeman as a response to Freemans letter to Boatwright on March 18th, 1944. Boatwright expresses a willingless to comply with Freeman's suggestion to submit a reply to the…

This Collegian article discusses the results of the Supreme Court's ruling in 1954 in favor of public school desegregation. The article claimed that the trend was toward resegregation. Citing Washington as a "model city" for school integration in…

This letter is a response to a previous letter to the editor. The previous letter by George Iggers in May 1944 reproached the S.C. Mitchell Literary Society for the prejudice that they demonstrated in putting restrictions upon the discussion about…

This letter was sent on April 13, 1954, by L. Maynard Catchings to George M. Modlin, the President of the University of Richmond. Catchings wrote to Modlin regarding racial integration at the university. Catchings was a part of the Student Movement…
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