Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This April 29, 1920 image depicts students from Westhampton College and Richmond College staging a pageant of the "Dwarfed Pine." Corresponding articles in The Richmond Collegian explain the pine as an emblem in "the East" of "long life and…

Westhampton College sophomores staged "The Yellow Jacket" in the Red Cross Building, located near the site of the current Modlin Center. The play had ten Chinese characters, each played by a white student. An article subheading stated that the…

This article announces the Westhampton freshman class production named "The Pageant of the Dwarfed Pine." This 1920 performance was staged in the "pagan splendor" of Japan, with the chorus performed a "Japanese folk song," F. Flaxington Harker's…

Lanre T.A. Lambo--pictured in the second column, first row--was from Nigeria and graduated with a degree in Economics in 1979. Julie K. Li—pictured in the second column, fourth row—was from Hong Kong and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry in…

This page from The Web 1976 features photographs from the University Players' production of the play “The Teahouse of the August Moon” in February 1976. “The Teahouse of the August Moon” is an American war comedy written by John Patrick based…

Yuen-Hay Lau—pictured in the second column, second row—was from Hong Kong and graduated with a B.S. in biology. She was on Dean's List and was a member of Beta Beta Beta, Glee Club, and won the Freshman Chemistry Award.

The top photograph features members of the Karate Club, which has three Vietnamese students: Huan Van Tran, Hi Van Tran, and Hoa Van Tran.

Patricia Wai-Wah Kwa—pictured in the fourth column, first row—was from Hong Kong and graduated with a B.A. in psychology. According to the senior statistics section of The Web 1962 on page 235, she was hall president.

Allan Ka-Lun Yung—pictured in the fourth column, second row—was from Hong Kong and graduated with a B.A. in chemistry. According to the senior statistics section of The Web 1962 on page 240, he earned Dean's List distinction and was secretary for…

Benja Vudhiporn—pictured in the third column, second row— was a student from Bangkok, Thailand that graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. She made Dean’s List according to the senior statistics section on page 234 of The Web 1960. She was also a…
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