Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

The Web 1953 "Lambda Chi Alpha"

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The Web 1953 "Lambda Chi Alpha"

Description

These pages are from the 1953 University of Richmond yearbook, The Web. It contains information about the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. The page discusses the achievements of the Alpha Chi Chapter, which is the chapter name at the University of Richmond. The men in the fraternity placed third in "Greek Week," placed first in the PDK Carnival, and placed second in the track meet. The page also discusses the social season with numerous parties that were attended by the Lambda Chis as well as their athletic achievements, specifically in football. All the members pictured are white men. The picture on the bottom right features students on blackface. Blackface performances were a form of entertainment based on racist stereotypes with imitations of black music and jokes about black dialect. In the lower left corner of the yearbook page, the Richmond mascot, a spider in a Confederate uniform, is illustrated.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society, The Web (1953): 176.

Publisher

The Web, University of Richmond

Date

1953

Relation

Language

English

Type

Identifier

Web.176-1953.pdf

Coverage

Richmond (Va.)

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Citation

“The Web 1953 "Lambda Chi Alpha",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed May 26, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/312.