Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A Collegian editorial arguing that many Americans are offended by the Confederate flag and the song "Dixie," since both are symbols of bigotry and racism. During this time, the University of Richmond band would carry the Confederate flag during…

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.

This photo was published in The Web 1974 yearbook. It is a page dedicated to the University of Richmond's fraternities and showcases their different events. In the center photographs, students are gathered together in a field flying a Confederate…

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

These photos from the 1960 yearbook feature "The Web Beauty" Miss Alice Clement and the man who selected her as the most beautiful from a selection of candidates, Mr. Ed Sullivan. Framing the first page and third page is the Confederate Spider…

In this photograph in the 1951 yearbook, four girls can be seen. It seems as if the girls are emulating someone although one cannot be sure. They can be seen enjoying themselves by pouring alcohol and playing cards. The girl on the right corner can…

The advertisement section of the 1952 yearbook shows two pictures of a minstrel show. The students can be seen holding Confederate flags and wearing bow ties with the colors of the confederate flags.

This section of the 1960 Web exhibits an illustration of the Confederate spider mascot. It has the Confederate flag held high in one of its legs and a degree held high in the other.

This picture on the advertisement page shows a group of white students in the middle of performance. Everyone is seen wearing black paint on the face to indicate that their characters are black. Furthermore, a lot of Confederate flags can also be…

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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