Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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 description of Miss Susan M. Lough, who received the dedication of the Westhampton College yearbook of 1930. The description states "To you, whose smiling Irish eyes have been a source of joy to us..." Lough was the head of the department of…

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…

Featured in this illustration, which is located on the page adjacent to the description of the University Players Club, is a man hanging by a noose with his hands cuffed behind him. Two black crows fly overhead. This image might represent a scene…

This page, drawn from the junior class section of the 1925 yearbook, includes the names, photos, and descriptions of the students who were part of the junior class. The page includes photos of K. “King” Mok and P.L. “Mok” Mok, who are both…

The page features a photo montage of women participating in leisure activities, a skeleton, a baby, and two black women on the bottom far right and left who served a domestic role at the University. Under the photo of the woman on the far left the…

This image features photographs and descriptions of 3 senior men at Richmond College. Attention should be drawn to Wai Hung Taam, who lists his hometown as Canton, China. He is an applicant for a B.S. degree in Business Administration and is a member…

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…

Elizabeth Gill, a Westhampton Student was widely involved around campus. In her time as a student she was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the Debaters club, the Assistant Editor of the 1929 Messenger, and the…

The bio of the 1930 Richmond College Junior class which includes one international student, Seid E. Ling, who has listed his hometown as Canton, China. This page features his photograph, name, hometown, and intended B.S course of study. Unlike the…
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