Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The University of RIchmond hosted a Black History Week from February 3-10. The theme was "Shades of Unseen Beauty." Events included a march from the front of campus to the chapel for a sermon by Rev. A. James and a choir, a Gospel Night, a Talent…

The Minority Student Union (MSU) put on a dance in Millheiser Memorial Gym on Saturday Dec, 6. This dance was free and open to the entire school.

The Student Organization for Black Awareness (SOBA) and the University Student Union (USU) sponsored a National Theatre Company production of Feelin' Good by Sean O'Mally, described as: "Through song, dance, and humor, Feelin' Good traces the history…

This image is a group photo of the "Alien Club," and follows with a roster on the following page. The image features John Johnson who is the African American man at the center of the photo. Johnson was a member of the custodial staff and he is noted…

This 1978 Collegian announcement is for a "Lambda Chi Slave Sale." The announcement provides little detail, only stating that it is a "faculty-brotherhood slave sale," and will take place in the multipurpose room of the Commons.

This 1978 announcement is promoting a "slave auction" that will be held on the Keller Hall field. There is little detail about what the auction entails simply stating that, "individual and group bids will be accepted."

This 1980 Collegian announcement is promoting a "slave sale" that will be taking place in the Keller Hall Lobby. There are few details other than Dan Ferrell is the one selling the "Keller Hall Slaves."

This 1963 announcement highlights the "Plantation Party," which was a party held on May Day (May 4th) to "reveal the school at its southern best." The events lined up include an open house art exhibit, a band concert, lantern parade, ballet, and a…

This announcement written in 1967 describes a "slave auction" of the Westhampton College freshmen that will take place on Saturday, March 4 in Keller Hall. The announcement provides no detail of what the auction is for, nor why it is described as a…

This 1939 announcement is for a Westhampton College production of "Gone With the Wind" that will be performed by WC seniors. The announcement details the women that will be playing each role, as well as the extravagance of the stage with a "black…
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