Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A photo in the 1981 yearbook displays an unspecified campus event, appearing to take place in the Greek Theater. Two Confederate flags can be seen waving as the crowd cheers.

The top left photograph from the "Lifestyles" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts two women sitting in a Gray dorm room, in which, 116 years after the end of the Civil War, walls are decorated with Confederate Flags.

Kappa Alpha members pose in front of a Confederate flags in the bottom picture on the first page and the center picture of the second page in their 1981 yearbook spread.

In a photo collage from the university-wide picnic, a group of black students are pictured walking in a group.

The center photograph from the "Greeks" section of the 1981 yearbook depicts the Kappa Alpha fraternity posing in front of Confederate flags.

The 1981 yearbook featured photo collages of different student rooms in each dormitory. In this one of Freeman Hall, a Confederate flag can be seen in the top right photo.

Andrew Young, hosted by Richmond College Student Government Association, the Westhampton College Government Association, and the University Student Union, spoke on November 11th 1980 at the Robins Center, addressing topics such as US Foreign Policy.…

This page from The Web 1980 features photographs from the University Players' performance of the play The Diary of Anne Frank in 1979 directed by Frances Daniel. The play is a stage adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, recounting…

The image in the top left of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon photo collage shows fraternity members dressed as Ku Klux Klan members standing around a black man with his neck in a noose at the fraternity lodge. The photo of fraternity members in the top right…

The accounting department photograph in The Web 1980 features Raymond Slaughter, who is presumably the first black professor in the Robin's School of Business. He was granted tenure in 1986. According to the
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