Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This two-page spread for the football team in the 1953 yearbook features a picture of the 1952 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…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1952 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the bottom includes Esau Brooks, named as "trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at the…

This two-page spread for the football team in the 1950 yearbook features a picture of the football team and information about the season. The photograph at the top includes Esau Brooks, named as "assistant trainer" in this yearbook. Brooks worked at…

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

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…

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…

The bottom photograph on the Rifle Team page features a Confederate Spidey patch next to a NRA (National Rifle Association) safe hunter patch on what is presumably a rifle team uniform. Rather than holding the Confederate flag like in most other…

The bottom right image published in The Web 1969 shows a crowd at a University sporting event with a person waving a Confederate flag in the top right of the image. The caption describes the sounds associated with sports and school spirit, and it…

There is an illustration of the Confederate spider in the athletics section page of the 1960 yearbook. It wears a baseball uniform and holds a baseball bat, baseball glove, and a confederate flag. "Confederate Spidey" was the university's…
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