Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

A play in one act written by Mary Lucile Saunders that takes place in a "Chinese town." The play follows the conversation of characters. Special attention should be paid to Saunders' description of each character, especially to Charlie and Ling.…

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…

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 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…

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…

In this image 14 members of the Young Men's Christian Association are featured, including S.W. Quong, an Asian student. Sidney W. Quong has listed his hometown as Norfolk, VA. Quong refers to himself as a Chinese student and is a member of the…

A list of members in Glee Club, broken down by musical ranges (i.e.: First Tenors, Second Tenors, First Bass, Second Bass). Listed under First Bass is student S.W. Quong, a Chinese student. Sidney W. Quong has listed his hometown as Norfolk, VA.…
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