University of Richmond Race & Racism Project

Richmond College Rat Cap

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Title

Richmond College Rat Cap

Description

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

Source

Richmond College Rat Cap, 1940, Record Group 34 UA 10-023, University Archives, Virginia Baptist Historical Society.

Date

1942

Format

Language

English

Identifier

UA34.UA10-023.132-1942.jpg

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“Richmond College Rat Cap,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed February 7, 2023, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2872.