Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This short story written in the 1911 yearbook titled, "Uncle Remus on Coeds" and goes into detail about the elaborate parties that coeds throw, through the narrative of Uncle Remus. The story uses "negro" dialect and misspellings of words in order to…

This illustration of the Philogian Society and Messenger staff of 1960 features a caricature of Lebanese student Abdullah Mina in the upper left corner. Mina is wearing stereotypical Middle Eastern clothing and his nose is exaggerated.

Introduction page for the 1917 “Senior Law” section features an illustration of a white man dressed in a nice suit carrying a book and an African-American man dressed in tattered overalls and a shirt. The white man has his hand extended out…

This drawing appearing in the "Jokes" section of the 1925 yearbook that includes images of blacks as students that depict would-be black student similar to the way white students would be described (namely calling freshman "rats" and depicting a…

The article addresses how many black students at the University of Richmond think that the playing of "Dixie" could harm black student recruitment. Students said that they would not have attended Richmond if they heard the song before committing to…

A play in one act written by Mary Lucile Saunders that takes place in a "Chinese town." The play follows the conversation of characters. Special attention should be paid to Saunders' description of each character, especially to Charlie and Ling.…

This article was written about English professor Dr. Grace Landrum’s reading of “Marse Chan,” one of the most famous works of Thomas Nelson Page. “Marse Chan” nostalgically represented the “Old South,” and in…

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 page represents the Westhampton Minstrels in the yearbook for 1924. The minstrels put on performances while wearing blackface. Along with the names of the participants, the artist(s) drew the figures in a stick-figure like, especially the feet,…

In 1959, the Collegian published an article detailing an upcoming production on campus that sought to relive the glory of the "Old Plantation." The article detailed the plans for Keller Hall to be transformed in order to mirror a plantation for the…
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