Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Photo Collage 1965 "May Day"

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Title

Photo Collage 1965 "May Day"

Description

These are several images of the 1965 May Day celebration. In the top left image, a woman can be seen dancing around a maypole. Dancing around the maypole was based on the ancient belief that it would bring fertility to the crops as well as the women. This May Day ritual at the University, whether conscious or unconscious, is symbolic of the sexist attitudes that places centrality on reproduction in the women's lives.

Source

"May Day" The University of Richmond Collegian 52, no. 28 (May 7, 1965): 3. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19650507.2.35&srpos=8&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

Publisher

The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1965-05-07

Format

Language

English

Identifier

Collegian.52.28.3-19650507.png

Coverage

Richmond (Va).

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Citation

“Photo Collage 1965 "May Day",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed October 23, 2018, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/2876.