Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This article seeks to publish factual information about the song "Dixie," particularly as students began to object to its use at university events. This piece discusses the controversy of whether or not “Dixie” or “Dixie’s Land” should be…

The article addresses how many black students at the University of Richmond think that the playing of "Dixie" could harm black student recruitment. Students said that they would not have attended Richmond if they heard the song before committing to…

This letter was sent on November 1, 1971, from Wildman S. Kincheloe to E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond. Kincheloe wrote to Heilman after reading in the Richmond newspapers that the University’s Provost requested that…

This document is a letter from E. Bruce Heilman, the President of the University of Richmond, to James V. Larkin, the Director of Bands, that was sent on January 26. 1973. Heilman told Larkin that it was "good judgment on [his] part to substitute the…

This document was a program containing details about the University of Richmond’s 1965-1966 athletic season. On the front of the program was the picture of a white, male basketball player; "Captain Johnny Moates" was next to the picture. On the…

This column published in The Collegian on January 20, 1922, was an advertisement for a play titled, "Yellow Jacket." According to the advert, "Yellow Jacket," was an "authentic" presentation of Chinese drama, and had been performed in New York. The…

These photos were published in The Web 1971 yearbook. It is a feature page of the University of Richmond's University Players, the school's theater group. The photos are specifically of the Player's production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.…

This image published in The Collegian is a depiction of pop-singer Rihanna. This picture depicts Rhianna using over exaggerated lips, ears, and large hoop earrings. She is smoking a cigarette while holding an umbrella and a list of "song ideas." On…

This article published in The Collegian is a film review of "Los Milagros." The writer uses the terms "mulatto" and "negro" when referencing two characters in the movie: a shepherd and a janitor. The majority of the article is a summary of the plot,…

This drawing appearing in the "Jokes" section of the 1925 yearbook that includes images of blacks as students that depict would-be black student similar to the way white students would be described (namely calling freshman "rats" and depicting a…
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