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Article "Prowlers of Midnight, Hunger Stricken, Rob Fraternity House"

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Article "Prowlers of Midnight, Hunger Stricken, Rob Fraternity House"

Description

This Collegian articles discusses an attempted burglary at one of the fraternity houses during spring break. The robbers are referred to as "thugs" and were deduced to be black because they were "unrecognizable in the darkness." The article claims that they were looking for food and not money since they broke into the home from the kitchen and "if they knew collegiate life they could not have hoped to increase their financial standing in such a place." One of the three fraternity members home at the time chased them out with a sword in hand, and they were never apprehended. The article proliferates the idea that they were black without any evidence outside of the assumption made by white students.

Source

"Prowlers of Midnight, Hunger Stricken, Rob Fraternity House." The Richmond Collegian XIL, no. 23, (April 9, 1926): 5. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19260409.2.38&srpos=17&e=--1914---1971--en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1926-04-09

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English

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Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Prowlers of Midnight, Hunger Stricken, Rob Fraternity House",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed December 7, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/1822.