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Article "Smiles, Wiles, and Eats at Refectory: 'Open Night' Indeed a Grand Success"

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Article "Smiles, Wiles, and Eats at Refectory: 'Open Night' Indeed a Grand Success"

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This article describes a social gathering between Richmond College and Westhampton College students that occurred on December 11, 1914. The article mentions the appearance of the black waiters dressed in all white during the dinner portion of the event. The waiters were described as frantically “darting” around the room with large trays carried above their heads as they bring "delicious chicken salad, salted peanuts, celery, and coffee" to the white students. Some students were referred to as "rats," referring to hazing of first year students.

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"Smiles, Wiles, and Eats at Refectory: 'Open Night' Indeed a Grand Success.'" The Richmond Collegian I, no. 4, (December 12, 1914): 1,4. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19141216.2.5&srpos=1&e=------191-en-20--1--txt-txIN#-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1914-12-16

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Smiles, Wiles, and Eats at Refectory: 'Open Night' Indeed a Grand Success",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 19, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/89.