Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This photograph, which accompanied information about various University of Richmond sporting events for the week, is captioned: "Spider Man is latest attraction at UR's home games, courtesy of the art students. Richmond's next home game is a week…

The cover of the 1949 yearbook,The Web, features the Confederate Spider mascot, developed by Student Shop manager Buddy Mayo in 1948. The Confederate Spider wears a Confederate military uniform and hat, and carries a sword.

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1953 yearbook features a picture of the 1952 football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1952 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the bottom includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1950 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "assistant trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1949 yearbook features a picture of the 1948 football team and information about the season. The photograph in the center includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

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…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1946 yearbook features a picture of the 1945-46 football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1945 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

These are several images of the 1965 May Day celebration. In the top left image, a woman can be seen dancing around a maypole. Dancing around the maypole was based on the ancient belief that it would bring fertility to the crops as well as the women.…
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