University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

Westhampton Rat Cap

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Title

Westhampton Rat Cap

Description

This is a "rat cap" that a Westhampton College freshmen wore in during "rat week." Rat Week was a hazing event for freshman that commonly involved racist imagery and Lost Cause ideology.

Source

Westhampton College Rat Cap, undated, Record Group 34 UA 10-023, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

undated

Format

Language

English

Identifier

UA34.UA10-023.132-undated1.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Student Contributor

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Citation

“Westhampton Rat Cap,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed February 7, 2023, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2871.