Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This page includes a picture of the university's Chinese Club, showing eight Asian members (7 male and 1 female), with a list of their names underneath the photograph. The Chinese Club included all students that had traveled from China to get an…

In this club photo there appears to be 2 Asian students standing in the back row of the photo. The club was organized by alumni of the Chatham Training School. According to articles in The Collegian, the club's mission was to uphold the honor of the…

This is a picture of University senior John Alfred Paau from Canton, China. The description text next to his picture states, "Here is a man who has come from the far distant East and sojourned among these Gothic Halls of fame for four years...". Paau…

This is a picture of Kwan Fong Cheung (W'25), a senior at the University of Richmond. Cheung is from Canton (Guangzhou), China and is noted as a "true friend," a "good conversationalist," and "one of Westhampton's best in aesthetic dancing." The…

This is a picture of a senior at the University of Richmond in 1925 named Yiu Fong Leung. The text next to her picture states, "Who is there at Westhampton who doesn't admire the spunk with which Yiu Fong tackles our Americanism?". Yiu Fong Leung was…

This is a page featuring the 7 members of the Chinese Club at the University of Richmond in 1925. There are two women and five men in the picture. Their names are Miss K. F. Cheung, J.A. Paau, Miss Y.F. Leung, C.K. Wong, K. Mok, T.L. Sene, and P.…

Picture of "Overseas Club" featured in the section of the yearbook with similar pictures of men in clubs based on the region they are from (i.e. Eastern Shore Club, Buckingham County Club). An African-American man in casual dress is sitting in front…

This page shows the biography of Cheng-Yeung Hui, a senior who is a part of the Philologian Literary Society and the Chinese Club. His biography shows his relations with the University of Richmond students. Even during times of race discrimination…

This photograph shows the Chinese Club, consisting of Y.C. Cheung (Chairman), C.Y. Hui (Secretary and Treasurer), C.K. Wong, K.H. Cheung, W.H. Lam, 5 male, Chinese students. While there were no African-American, or any other non-white race, students…

Of the eleven photos on the page, there is one in the middle of an African-American man. He appears to be better dressed than other African-Americans in other yearbooks. Contrary to other photos of African-Americans in other yearbooks, this man does…
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