Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In response to a Collegian article written by Westhampton College student Taylor Daniel (‘06) claiming that the Richmond shield was a symbol of hate related to the Croatian flag from 1941-1945, Richmond College student Patrick Elgin (‘06) refutes…

An advertisement in theCollegian for the Spider Club, a "booster organization of all sports at the University of Richmond," features the Confederate spider mascot at the four corners of the advertisement. The mascot, created by college shop…

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.

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 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.

Phi Gamma Delta poses with a Confederate flag in their 1973 yearbook photograph.

The Kappa Alpha Order poses with a Confederate flag in their 1973 yearbook photograph.

Fraternity members of Kappa Alpha pose with a large Confederate flag. In the background is a picture of Robert E. Lee, who is listed as the 49th member in the bottom right. The description of Kappa Alpha mentions "Dixie", a song often played at…

The photograph on page 287 of The Web 1971 shows the brothers of the Kappa Alpha fraternity holding a large Confederate flag in front of the Robert E. Lee statue on Monument Avenue. A description on the previous page describes "Robert E. Lee on the…

A fraternity brother standing on the roof in the upper right hand side is wrapped in a Confederate flag in the 1970 Sigma Phi Epsilon yearbook photo.
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