Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The cover of the 1949 yearbook,The Web, features the Confederate Spider mascot, developed by Student Shop manager Buddy Mayo in 1948. The Confederate Spider wears a Confederate military uniform and hat, and carries a sword.

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1949 yearbook features a picture of the 1948 football team and information about the season. The photograph in the center includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

This collage of photographs of the Westhampton College Prom (now called Ring Dance) in 1949 seems to portray the theme of "cowboys and Indians" as evidenced by the background. The photo on the top right and the two photos at the bottom of the page…
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