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Article "Elizabeth Gill Chosen as Westhampton May Queen"

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Article "Elizabeth Gill Chosen as Westhampton May Queen"

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This article announces the 1931 Westhampton College May Queen, Elizabeth Gill, editor of The Messenger and widely involved on campus. In her time as a student, Gill was on the 1928 Sophomore Women play committee, the 1929 vice president of the Debaters club, and the Assistant Editor of the 1929 Messenger. Gill was also author of the story "Tea-Shop Reminiscences", which discusses the traditional Chinese Tea-Room. This article announced both the May Queen court celebration and the Indian Pageant that was to follow. The subtitles of this article state "Make plans for Participation in Indian Pageant at Yorktown", "Present Pocahontas", and "May Day Indian Prologue in the wooden dell to be Followed by Main Event in Greek Theater", inviting students to participate in an afternoon of fun by visiting a replica of Indian culture. After the 1931 May Queen celebration, students arrived to the dell to witness "the colorful element of Indian life, portrayed by wigwams in the dell, birch canoes, and Indian war dances." It was also noted that a Pocahontas impersonator would be accompanying Gill to her court in the Greek Theater.

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"Elizabeth Gill Chosen Westhampton May Queen: Make Plans for Participation In Indian Pageant at Yorktown, Present Pocahontas, May Day Indian Prologue In Dell to Be Followed by Main Event In Greek Theatre." The Richmond Collegian XVII, no. 22, (March 27, 1931): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19310327.2.3&srpos=8&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1931-03-27

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Elizabeth Gill Chosen as Westhampton May Queen",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 16, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/66.