Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article explains the death of Esau Brooks. Brooks, a black man, was the equipment manager and trainer at the University of Richmond. He was killed by the oil stove in his home. He had been working at the University of Richmond since 1914, when…

This article relates the death of Douglas Southall Freeman, on June 13, 1953. Freeman had just finished writing Chapter 16 in Volume 6 of his biography on George Washington. The last words Freeman wrote were, "He was 61, and he complained mildly of…

This letter to the editor, written by Gail Lush, criticized the University of Richmond’s decision to place a student, Eva Wong, on probation after she defied policy and brought a black guest to the Westhampton College Song Contest. Lush was…

This article examines the link between church and state, specifically related to the America Civil War. The article credits the participation of the South in the Civil War to strong Protestant views, pointing to the high number of Southern religious…

This 1958 article in the Alumni Bulletin discusses the appointment of David J. Mays, President of the Richmond Law School Association, and William T. Muse, the Dean of the University of Richmond Law School and president of the Virginia State Bar…

Published in the Westhampton Class Notes section of the Alumni Bulletin, a photograph depicts two young boys raising the third national flag of the Confederacy (the "Blood-Stained Banner") at their home in Lears Glen, near Annapolis, MD. Their names…

A Collegian article talking about six students from Hong Kong who attended Westhampton College. While all six girls were of Asian descent, only five claimed Hong Kong as their home. One student, Joyce Wan-Jung Chang, claimed Sao Paulo, Brazil as her…

This Collegian article announces a workshop on student attitudes towards racism, sponsored by the Westhampton College YWCA, the Richmond Human Relations Commission, and Virginia Union University. The workshop's aims were "to establish dialogue on…

The re-hash is a joke section of the Collegian, including the following: "Aunt Jemima, a big negro washer-woman, had just been knocked down by an automobile. A crowd gathered around to sympathize with her. 'You'll get damages for this, Aunt Jemima,'…

This article discusses how Professor Hancock, a "colored teacher of sociology at the Union College of Richmond," came into Dr. Harlan’s sociology class at the University of Richmond. Hancock’s talk was titled, "The Negro and His Community".…
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