Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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.

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

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 image in the top right of the Kappa Sigma photo collage features a student dressed as a Native American with a feather headpiece and face paint.

In Phi Kappa Sigma's paragraph in the 1979 yearbook, they joke that is has been a hard year for the fraternity, because amongst other things, such as "the recent shortage of recreational drugs in the Richmond area" and the "the crash of the…

Members of Kappa Alpha pose in front of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia for their 1979 yearbook picture.

In the second-to-left photo in the bottom row, a Theta Chi fraternity brother can be seen in blackface.

In the bottom left photo on the first page, a woman can be seen in blackface on the 1978 Phi Delta Theta yearbook spread.

Fraternity members of Kappa Sigma pose with the Jefferson Davis Memorial on Monument Avenue. Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate States of America from 1861-1865.

The top right photograph was published in The Web 1975 yearbook. It features a group of students at a fraternity social. There is a Confederate flag hanging in the background.
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