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Article "Unearthed Bones Bring Local Wits to Scene"

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Article "Unearthed Bones Bring Local Wits to Scene"

Description

This 1947 Collegian article explains that during construction two human skeletons and one coffin were found on campus. There were many rumours and speculations surrounding the dead bodies, with professors and students speculating that the bodies had died from the flu, and the most popular speculation being that the bodies were part of a burial ground for enslaved Africans. The article then transforms into satire, claiming that the true reason is because William and Mary boys died from a football injuries during a game, and were buried under the field to save expenses. The article explains that they money that was saved from burying the boys under the field, provided William and Mary the funds to improve their football program.

Source

"Unearthed Bones Bring Local Wits to Scene." The Richmond Collegian XXXIV, no. 8, (November 7, 1947): 1,4. https://collegian.richmond.edu/?a=d&d=COL19471107.2.6&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1947-11-07

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Unearthed Bones Bring Local Wits to Scene",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 15, 2019, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/3424.