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The page presents the "History of the Minstrel" for the Westhampton campus. It began in 1915-1916 "just for fun." The Minstrel performance, coordinated by the Westhampton senior class, shows the acceptance of minstrelsy and blackface during this time…

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This page represents the Westhampton Minstrels in the yearbook for 1924. The minstrels put on performances while wearing blackface. Along with the names of the participants, the artist(s) drew the figures in a stick-figure like, especially the feet,…

Web.232-1925.pdf
On this two page spread for the Southwest Virginia Club at Richmond College, a collage of photographs on page 233 picturing students engaging in activities such as playing instruments and playing sports. On the third row in the far left photo, there…

Web.182-1928.jpg
Image found on collage in the College Life section of "The Tower" or the Westhampton College section of the 1928 Web yearbook. The image depicts Rat Day, or freshman hazing day, during which two students were featured in blackface and costume.

Web.238-1930.jpg
This collage of photographs of of Westhampton College students features a photograph on the bottom left which showcases a woman dressed in blackface. The woman is in costume and is standing next to another woman who is wearing what looks to be a…

Web.74-1931.jpg
A large celebration of student life included a parade of underclassmen in silly and embarrassing garb for the amusement of the upperclassmen and visitors on campus for a public event. In the picture you can clearly see students wearing black face…

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This two-page spread for the football team in the 1945 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.79-1946.JPG
In the photo collage in the bottom half of the page, there is a picture of a black facilities worker holding a sweeper. The photograph is captioned "Robert, the sidewalk Judge." It is notable that this black staff member is named as many other black…

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This two-page spread for the football team in the 1946 yearbook features a picture of the 1945-46 football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

http://memory.richmond.edu/files/originals-for-csv-imports/Web.4-1946.JPG
General Dwight D. Eisenhower and Admiral Chester W. Nimitz came to campus in 1946 to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Richmond for the major role they played in World War II for the Allies. At the Honors…
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