Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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Article features a noted Chinese speaker appearing before Richmond College Convocation. The speaker was Dr. Y. R. Chow who was a High School Superintendent in China where Richmond College student C.Y. Hui received his earlier education. Dr. Chow gave…

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University since its move following the War. The announcement was published a week before the show. The article promotes blackface, showcasing performers as "charcoaled singers and jokers."…

Article discusses the War and the effect that it is having on "every phase of life" including the African American population. The article refers to African Americans as "colored" and "negroes" and discusses them in a negative light stating that they…

In this six-page short story, the anonymous author offers an account of a fire that strikes "Chinatown" in a city in California as a result of an earthquake. The city is near the University of California, Berkeley, and the characters in the story are…

This page is one of five displaying notes about faculty and alumni and provides information about where they live and work after graduating or moving on from Richmond. The page includes a note about Ah Fong Yeung, class of 1909, who is mentioned as…

In this four-page short story, author George W. Sadler offers an account of a missionary trip to Africa. The story makes comparisons between African culture and American culture, claiming "social life in Africa means more than it does here." The…

In this three-page story, the author, A.W., offers a fictional account of the black stereotype of a "mammy" which describes a black woman who works as a housekeeper and/or nanny for white families. The story lovingly describes mammies, but it is a…

This page is one of many showing photos and descriptions of junior year students. The second student on the page (from the top) is To Sham Cheung, who is from Canton, China. He is the only student Asian student present in all of the class rosters.…

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…

This page is shown at the beginning of the yearbook. It shows a variety of photographs of the students' "temporary home" when students were displaced from the campus when it was used as a debarkation hospital during World War I. Students were housed…
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