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.

  • Published 22 May 2019

This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.

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… Read at AP News