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…

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…

This column called "Frat Chat" focuses on activities and news within the Fraternity system. The column goes on to explain various frat related activities such as dances, parties, and new pledges. One brother referred to as "Moose" is described as…

This article published in The Collegian is a review of the restaurant "The Empress." The writer describes the food and the decor, describing it as having an "oriental vibe."

This advertisement was published in The Collegian for a couple seeking a baby to adopt. The advert states that the couple was looking for "Caucasian," "Hispanic," or "Oriental," babies. Black babies were not mentioned. The terms "Hispanic" and…

This sketch preceding the Campus Notes section of The Messenger depicts two Asian people: one is dressed in a gown with a sword on his lap as the other, dressed as a clown, is jumping over or balancing on his head. This illustration is unrelated to…
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