Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A charge to new students at Richmond College opens with a short story stereotyping Chinese people. An wise "coolie" asks an American traveler questions about the intentions of his journey to China. The author then asks new students their motives for…

This April 29, 1920 image depicts students from Westhampton College and Richmond College staging a pageant of the "Dwarfed Pine." Corresponding articles in The Richmond Collegian explain the pine as an emblem in "the East" of "long life and…

Westhampton College sophomores staged "The Yellow Jacket" in the Red Cross Building, located near the site of the current Modlin Center. The play had ten Chinese characters, each played by a white student. An article subheading stated that the…

This article announces the Westhampton freshman class production named "The Pageant of the Dwarfed Pine." This 1920 performance was staged in the "pagan splendor" of Japan, with the chorus performed a "Japanese folk song," F. Flaxington Harker's…

In this oral history interview, Marilyn Branch-Mitchell and Greg Mitchell sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of…

In this oral history interview, Greg Mitchell sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the forty minute interview,…

In this oral history interview, Marilyn Branch-Mitchell (W’78) sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20), Jacob Roberson (’19), and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 18, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the…

In this oral history interview conducted via telephone with recording assistance from Eden Wolfer ('20) and Clemson University, Dr. Jesse N. Moore (B'81) spoke with Rena Xiao ('20) on June 26, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of…

In this oral history interview, S. Joanne Morris sat down with Ayele d’Almeida (’20) and Mysia Perry (’21) on June 25, 2018, in Boatwright Memorial Library. Over the course of the forty minute interview, Morris shared about her…

An advertisement in theCollegian for the Spider Club, a "booster organization of all sports at the University of Richmond," features the Confederate spider mascot at the four corners of the advertisement. The mascot, created by college shop…
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