University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

Article "Westhampton Selects May Queen and Court"

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Article "Westhampton Selects May Queen and Court"

Description

This article describes the May Day Court, specifically listing every member's physical appearance. It describes the queen as "a blonde English major," and other members as "the tall brunette," or the "lack-haired president of the class." May Day was a Westhampton College tradition celebrated on the first Saturday of May in which Westhampton student would be crowned May Day Queen and the runners-up would part of the May Day court. It involved plays, dancing around a pole, a lantern procession, and a ball.

Publisher

The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Date

1962-03-02

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Language

English

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Coverage

America's Historical Newspapers, The Richmond Times-Dispatch

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“Article "Westhampton Selects May Queen and Court",” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed February 6, 2023, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2866.