Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article advertised the Westhampton Athletic Association's minstrel show, in which white students would be wearing blackface. The article claimed that it was going to be "the funniest...show of them all." Mr. Bones and Mr. Jones performed the…

This article discusses the plans that the Richmond College Glee Club for the school year. The glee club was led by an oratorio tenor and choral teacher in Richmond named Charles Troxell. He conducted many college choirs and church choirs. The…

The article details M.Y. MacFarland––also known as "Petros," he was famous for his dialect parts which found him profound success in dramatic productions in Pennsylvania. He performed his first dialect part in the well-known Spanish play,…

This article published in The Collegian is a film review of "Los Milagros." The writer uses the terms "mulatto" and "negro" when referencing two characters in the movie: a shepherd and a janitor. The majority of the article is a summary of the plot,…

This image published in The Collegian is a depiction of pop-singer Rihanna. This picture depicts Rhianna using over exaggerated lips, ears, and large hoop earrings. She is smoking a cigarette while holding an umbrella and a list of "song ideas." On…

These photos were published in The Web 1971 yearbook. It is a feature page of the University of Richmond's University Players, the school's theater group. The photos are specifically of the Player's production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.…

This column published in The Collegian on January 20, 1922, was an advertisement for a play titled, "Yellow Jacket." According to the advert, "Yellow Jacket," was an "authentic" presentation of Chinese drama, and had been performed in New York. The…

This document was a program containing details about the University of Richmond’s 1965-1966 athletic season. On the front of the program was the picture of a white, male basketball player; "Captain Johnny Moates" was next to the picture. On the…

This document is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond, to James V. Larkin, the Director of Bands, that was sent on January 26. 1973. Heilman told Larkin that it was "good judgment on [his] part to substitute the…

This letter was sent on November 1, 1971, from Wildman S. Kincheloe to E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond. Kincheloe wrote to Heilman after reading in the Richmond newspapers that the University’s Provost requested that…
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