Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The article discusses a joint meeting between two literary societies, The Philologian and Mu Sigma Rho Society. During the joing meeting, a University vistor by the name of Miss Dudley, gave an "old fashioned negro sermon, which visualized the negro…

This article describes a social gathering between Richmond College and Westhampton College students that occurred on December 11, 1914. The article mentions the appearance of the black waiters dressed in all white during the dinner portion of the…

This article shares the accomplishments of two Chinese alumni, John Paau (RC '25) and Cheng Yeung Hui (RC '22). Both were members of Philologian Society while students at Richmond College. The article shares that Paau attended Columbia University…

This article titled "Devotional" is an account of student participation and stories relating a variety of subjects. A brief mention in this article shares C. Y. Hui's address to the Westhampton Baptist Church congregation on Sunday, February 10, 192.…

Memorial written in the "In Memorandum" section of the Fall 1957 Messengerstudent literary magazine publication noting the death and service of Esau Brooks, an athletic trainer and staff member. The short piece reflects on Brooks' dedication, skill,…

This page shows a short story written about George Reynolds Freedley, Class of 1925. No authorship information is given. The story explains his participation as a "thespian." Author poses the question, "what would our Minstrels do without George,"…

This pages shows two poems written by Poon Kant Mok, of the 1927 graduating class, "First Love" and "Crossing." The first poem, "First Love," describes a shared romance. The second poem, "Crossing," may allude to traveling across a body of water,…

This satirical April Fool's Day article describes the promotion of Esau Brooks from athletics trainer and grounds keeper to "the new and enthusiastic" Director of Athletics. The article also has Brooks placing "'Not-so-Dark' Jamees as line coach and…

Published in the 1943 April Fool's edition of The Collegian, this photo and caption portray athletic trainer Esau Brooks receiving an honorary degree in Osteopathy (physical training), from Oglethorpe University. The degree was conferred at the Greek…

This article informs the student body ofthe death Esau Brooks, former athletic trainer at the University. The article describes Brooks as quiet and well respected, saying that "he was to the Athletic Department what a cleat is to a football shoe."…
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