Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This poem was written by members of the university's Writing Club in attempts to resemble Japanese poetry. The words describe a scene from Japan, with a caption at the top that explains the intent was to imitate Japanese writing styles and portray an…

This pages shows a poem written by Poon Kant Mok, of the 1927 graduating class. The poem, "When Nothing is Left," describes separation between the narrator and another person. The identity of the other person is unknown. The first stanza suggests a…

This pages shows two poems written by Poon Kant Mok, of the 1927 graduating class, "First Love" and "Crossing." The first poem, "First Love," describes a shared romance. The second poem, "Crossing," may allude to traveling across a body of water,…

These five poems are titled "Adaptations From the Chinese." It's unclear if these poems have any significant meanings behind them, but the tone of each of these poems appears to be negative. In "The Flowerless Garden" there is only a shadow and no…

A yearbook page that includes a poem for John Johnson, the head of the janitorial staff at the University for 39 years. John Johnson was a beloved member of the University and was the oldest member of the community in terms of years of service. The…

A poem, "I Am the Lawyer written by Louis Lande, from New York City. Louis Lande was not a student of Richmond College, but his poem was reprinted from the New York Law Journal, Wednesday, May 28, 1930 and was included in The 1931 Web. Lande was a…

A short poem written by Alice Richardson that describes the decoration adorning a Chinese vase, specifically the serpent dragon. Richardson notes that serpents play a positive role in Chinese culture history that is betrayed on the Chinese vase, as…

A short story written by Louise Dinwiddie, the Editor-in-Chief of The 1932-1933 Messenger, "The Song of the 'Chinese Nightingale'" analyzes the poem written by Vachel Lindsay in 1929 titled "The Chinese Nightingale." Lindsay, a famous American poet…

The poem "John Brown's Body" was written by Stephen Vincent Benet in 1928 and is described in a book review by a Richmond College student. John Brown was an abolitionist who eventually was hanged for his assistance in freeing slaves and especially…
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