Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

A yearbook page that includes a poem for John Johnson, the head of the janitorial staff at the University for 39 years. John Johnson was a beloved member of the University and was the oldest member of the community in terms of years of service. The…

This page is a combination of image and text that is a page-long dedication to the service of John Johnson, a black janitor for the University of Richmond. Dr. F.W. Boatwright, president of the University of Richmond, is quoted saying that Johnson…

This article features John Johnson, an African-American janitor who worked at the University of Richmond for over 40 years. The article starts with John Johnson's pneumonia sickness and recovery. The article then transitions to his failed marriages. …

This article reports on the illness of John Johnson, the "ever-faithful head janitor." Identified as more than eighty years of age, Johnson is described as "diligent, courteous, and efficient, a very picturesque figure, and one that would be sadly…
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