Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The bottom right photo on the second page of the 1948 Phi Alpha spread features fraternity members in blackface. The fraternities had recently reopened on campus after World War II.

In the bottom right photo, an American soldier can be seen holding up the Japanese flag in a law school photo collage. It is noteworthy that the flag is not the Rising Sun Flag, or Kyokujitsu-ki, which was commonly used by the Japanese during World…

The Phi Kappa Sigma spread in 1948 explains that, "With a desire in everyone's mind for something different along the lines of social activity the [Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity] committee for such drafted plans for an 'Apache Party,' and on the night…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1948 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "Trainer Brooks" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…
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