Mystery of Racist Photo in Governor’s Yearbook Left Unsolved

A months-long investigation failed to determine whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is in the racist yearbook picture that nearly destroyed his career.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a man in blackface standing next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. Investigators with a law firm hired by the school said Wednesday…

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