Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article discusses the planning of events for the year 1923 by YMCA. One of the events planned by them is a minstrel show. All the proceeds from the show would help YMCA members attend the annual YMCA conference.

This Collegian article discusses Dr. Ryland's lecture to the YMCA on The Effect of War on Religion. According to him, war brings people closer to God. He urged students to continue cultivating the spirit of energy if they hope to succeed. The lecture…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "The New South." According to the course description, the course would basically be a "survey of the former slave states from the end of Reconstruction to the middle of the…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1971 was titled "The Old South." According to the course description, the course would be a study of the "political, economic, social, and cultural developments in the cotton and tobacco…

One of the courses available to sociology students in 1948 was called "Ethnic Minorities." The course covered ethnic minorities in Asia and Europe, as well as immigrants to the US. The description further states that the "Negro in the United States"…

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1951 was titled "History of the South." No further description was provided for this course so it is unclear what was actually taught.

One of the courses taught by the History department in 1949 was titled "History of the Civil War and Reconstruction." No further description was provided for this course so it is unclear what was actually taught.

The University College served as an evening school for students in the Richmond downtown area. In one of the pictures of the members of the University College honor council, an African American female student can be seen with five other white…

In the beginning of the 1968 yearbook, a picture can be seen of two African American men. Both the unnamed men seem to be part of the university staff. One of the men can be seen picking leaves from the ground while the other carries a carton filled…

The Administration and Faculty section of the 1960 yearbook shows a cartoon of the Confederate spider. The spider can be seen holding a confederate flag with "U of R" written on its uniform. Similar illustrations can be seen at the beginning of each…
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