Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This reports on an event called "Hands Around the Lake," which was part of Founder's Week and held in the Cannon Memorial Chapel. The event attracted a "moderate-sized crowd composed of students and faculty," with music, dancing, and speaking.…

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…

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 photo from The Web 1986 shows several male students lying on top of each other while holding bottles of alcohol and wearing headbands with the Japanese flag on them. Japan's rising sun flag is in the bottom right of the photo, and the caption…

This photo collage of Greek Rush from The Web 1984 features a photo in the top right of two Sigma Alpha Epsilon brothers at the "annual Kamikaze party" wearing headbands with the Japanese flag on them. Japanese kamikaze pilots made suicidal crashes…

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…

The top right photograph was published in The Web 1960. It shows a group of students at Ring Dance, which is a tradition for juniors of Westhampton College. The photograph is captioned "Yubiwa Odori", which translates to "Ring Dance" in Japanese. It…

In the bottom right photo, an American soldier can be seen holding up the Japanese flag in a law school photo collage. It is noteworthy that the flag is not the Rising Sun Flag, or Kyokujitsu-ki, which was commonly used by the Japanese during World…

This article published in The Collegian features an interview with Chinese international student, Richard Lin Yang. Yang tells the Collegian that he was originally from Shanghai, but moved to Hong Kong due to the Chinese Civil War (1927-1950) --…

This column published in The Collegian highlights an event in which the Juniors and Freshmen of Westhampton held a "Japanese" themed "wedding." The social event featured "Oriental" decorations and food.
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