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The Spider 1919
Group photo of the "Alien Club" (1 of 2 including roster on following page)
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 as the "honorary member" of the club. The roster page notes that John Johnson hails from Africa, and also shows that there are members from China and Italy. The description of the club on the roster page includes the club's colors, flower, and motto; the colors are listed as "African Black and Chinese Yellow." This photograph represents the members of the club which represents racial "othering" by grouping together white students surrounding a black man of different race and status.
Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Richmond, VA
W.B. Loving, “Alien Club,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed September 27, 2023, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/39.