Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This 1947 Collegian article explains that during construction two human skeletons and one coffin were found on campus. There were many rumours and speculations surrounding the dead bodies, with professors and students speculating that the bodies had…

This short story from the February 1941 Messenger details the passing of a black woman named Bess. Bess's dress is described as being scant and attention-grabbing, and an unnamed man urges her to marry someone who is "her own kind" and criticizes her…

This comedic map of the University of Richmond campus features racist jokes. One can be seen in the captions around the gym, called "Jim," which refer to black athletic trainer Esau Brooks as "the Indian rubber man." Running to the gym is an "Indian…

In an article describing the university campus, the Web states, "Safely tucked away amid the stately brick houses and rolling lawns of the Country Club, our 350 acre campus creates a sanctuary from the evil world around us. We are insulated from the…

This August 19, 1968, letter is from James A. Moncure, the Dean of University College, the downtown division of the University of Richmond. The letter is addressed to Dr. George M. Modlin, then President of the University of Richmond. Moncure writes…

This article describes an incident involving the brother of President Jimmy Carter, Billy Carter. The incident, as reported by United Press International, included Carter making a racially offensive comment to a black politician, Carter Gilmore.…

Professor Arthur B. Gunlicks wrote President George M. Modlin to share his concerns about planning for the next school year. His first recommendation was to improve the lighting along the sidewalk from Boatwright Library to North and South Court. …

This article published in The Collegian features an interview with Chinese international student, Richard Lin Yang. Yang tells the Collegian that he was originally from Shanghai, but moved to Hong Kong due to the Chinese Civil War (1927-1950) --…

This column called "Frat Chat" focuses on activities and news within the Fraternity system. The column goes on to explain various frat related activities such as dances, parties, and new pledges. One brother referred to as "Moose" is described as…

This article published by The Collegian on October 26th, 1923, called, "Thief In Dormitory Halted By Matron" describes a black man suspected of stealing at Randolph-Macon Women's College being pursued by a matron at gunpoint. Mrs. F. M. Mitchell…
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