Uni­ver­si­ties in state reckon with past year­book pho­tos

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

Uni­ver­si­ties in Mary­land are now grap­pling with racist im­ages in year­books from the 1960s and 1970s.

The Bal­ti­more Sun re­ported Satur­day that a fra­ter­nity page from a 1970 Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land year­book shows mem­bers im­i­tat­ing a lynch­ing.

Year­book pages from another fra­ter­nity in the 1960s in­clude ref­er­ences to min­strel shows as well as pho­tos of men in black­face. A 1965 year­book photo shows a man in black paint at a foot­ball cel­e­bra­tion.

The Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity also un­earthed racist pho­tos. They in­clude a stu­dent in black­face in 1981 and people in robes and hoods in 1961.

The im­ages are re-emerg­ing in the wake of the scan­dal plagu­ing Vir­ginia. A racist photo sur­faced last week from Gov. Ralph Northam’s med­i­cal school year­book page.

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