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Blackface in Yearbooks at Colleges & Universities: News

"Blackface, KKK hoods and mock lynchings: Review of 900 yearbooks finds blatant racism." - by Brett Murphy, USA Today, Feb. 21,2019.

"Photos of blackface, KKK robes and nooses lurk alongside portraits in old college yearbooks." - by Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post, Feb. 7, 2019.

"The ‘Great College-Yearbook Reckoning’: Why Scholars Say Blackface Images Aren’t Outliers." - by Emma Pettitt and Zipporah Osei, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Feb. 7, 2019.

"Yearbooks Aren’t the Only Place to Find Blackface on Campus." - by Adam Harris, The Atlantic, Feb. 9, 2019.


Voices from administration, students, and journalists:

"A Statement on UR's History." - by Ronald A. Crutcher, University of Richmond, Feb. 7, 2019.

"Blackface, Bigotry Found in University Archives." - by Connor Thomas and Chelsea Hafer, The Hoya, Mar. 1, 2019.

"Dozens of racist images emerge in old GW yearbooks amid national controversy." - by Arianna Dunham and Ilena Peng, The GW Hatchet, Feb. 11, 2019.

"Emory University to create commission to review racist yearbook photos." - by Eric Stirgus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Feb. 20, 2019.

"Examination of Elon yearbooks finds offensive photos and racial caricatures." - by Dan Anderson, Elon University, Feb. 8, 2019.

"Old University of South Carolina and Clemson yearbooks include controversial images." - by Mollie R. Simon, The Greenville News, Feb. 20, 2019.

"Republic review finds blackface in ASU, UA yearbooks." - by Rachel Leingang, AZ Central, Feb. 20, 2019.

"USC says it found blackface photos in old yearbooks." - by WLTX. WLTX19, Feb. 19, 2019.

"UVa yearbooks in 1920s, 1950s feature depictions of blackface, KKK." - by Ruth Serven Smith, The Daily Progress, Feb. 7, 2019.

"Wake's yearbook had blackface, KKK images in 1970's." - by John Hinton, Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 9, 2019.

"Yearbook images prompt soul-searching about Baylor's racist past." - by Phillip Ericksen, Waco Tribune-Herald, Mar. 2, 2019.

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