Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The Director of The College Of William & Mary, L.W. Webb, wrote President Modlin on January 11, 1954, to discuss an application the College of William & Mary had received from a Chinese student. They rejected this student because they…

Minister of Franklin Baptist Church, Ira D. Hudgins, wrote this letter to President of the University of Richmond, George M. Modlin, on February 20, 1967, to follow-up on the possibility of enrolling a Chinese student at Westhampton College. Minister…

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 on May 3, 1929, describes a Young Women's Christian Association event in which a Chinese student -- only referenced as Mr. Kung -- spoke on stereotypes that Americans had about the Chinese. According to the…

This column published in The Collegian on January 20, 1922, was an advertisement for a play titled, "Yellow Jacket." According to the advert, "Yellow Jacket," was an "authentic" presentation of Chinese drama, and had been performed in New York. The…

This image found in The Web 1952 is an image of Yeun Kan Hsu of Richmond, Virginia. He is potentially, alongside Yau Wing Lee of Richmond, one of the first Chinese-Americans to attend the University of Richmond. He was neither pictured nor mentioned…

This image found in The Web 1952 is an image of Yau Wing Lee of Richmond, Virginia. He is potentially, alongside Yeun Kan Hsu, one of the first Chinese-American students at the University of Richmond. He was neither pictured nor mentioned in any…

This image posted in The Collegian on November 6, 1959, shows five Chinese students (international status unknown) surrounding what seems to be a fountain or pond with lilypads. The students' names are: Jean Lee, Shirley Lai, Patricia Kwa, and Meehan…

This Op-Ed was published in The Collegian in 1989 and was written by Dinah Eng of USAToday and Apple College Information Network. It does not note whether or not if Eng is a student at the University of Richmond. In her piece, Eng argues that the…

This column published in the Richmond Alumni Bulletin features Richmond alumni Dr. Cheng-Yeng Hsu, class of 1922. After graduating from the University of Richmond, Dr. Hsu continued his education at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and…
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