Hollins University President Removes Digital Access to Four Yearbooks Containing Racist Imagery


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The president of Hollins University, a liberal arts educational institution for women in Roanoke, Virginia, removed online access to four of the university’s yearbooks. Those particular issues of the university’s yearbooks contain photos of students and faculty in blackface or have other racist imagery. In a letter to the campus community, Hollins University President Pareena Lawrence stated that she removed the yearbooks from the online archive “in an effort to limit the damage and pain” that the racist pictures might cause. She also stated that she plans to restore ac...