Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A Confederate flag hangs prominently in the background of the 1970 Kappa Alpha yearbook photo.

The bottom right image published in The Web 1969 shows a crowd at a University sporting event with a person waving a Confederate flag in the top right of the image. The caption describes the sounds associated with sports and school spirit, and it…

This photo collage features a picture on the left of life-size costumes with face holes for two types of alcohol. One of the labels reads "Rebel Yell especially for the Deep South." The label displays a Confederate flag, and says the alcohol is 6…

In the Phi Delta Theta spread, a photo in the upper right hand corner on the first page features a man wearing a suit with a Confederate flag vest. In the background of the picture on the bottom left of the first page of fraternity members in their…

The photograph on the first page of the Kappa Alpha fraternity spread shows a jubilant crowd. A Confederate flag can be seen in the background.

These photos on the Kappa Alpha spread show men dressed in what appear to be replica Confederate uniforms raising a Confederate flag in an unspecified location. A band plays in the background and a crowd watches on.

The bottom two photographs were published in The Web 1962 in the Westhampton freshmen section. It portrays freshmen women participating in Rat Week while holding Confederate flags. Rat Week was a hazing event for freshman that commonly involved…

There is an illustration of the Confederate spider on the first page of the 1960 yearbook. In it, the spider in in a web holding a handgun, a bayonet, a sword, and a Confederate flag. "Confederate Spidey" was the university's "unofficial" mascot from…

There is an illustration of the Confederate spider on a Westhampton College senior section page of the 1960 yearbook. It holds a Confederate flag, a diploma and a sword behind his back. He is also wearing a mortar board. "Confederate Spidey" was the…

There is an illustration of the Confederate spider on a Westhampton College senior section page of the 1960 yearbook. It holds a book, Confederate flag, a pencil, and a pointer. "Confederate Spidey" was the university's "unofficial" mascot from…
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