As multiple revelations rock Virginia’s capital, its impacts have been felt far and wide, including in Virginia’s colonial capital, Williamsburg.
On Friday, Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement he was pictured in a 1984 medical school yearbook page that showed a person in blackface standing next to a person in Ku Klux Klan robes. Both people held canned drinks.
While Northam apologized Friday night, he later walked back that apology in a Saturday press conference and said he’s not in the photograph. He also said he once darkened his face with shoe polish for a dance contest in San Antonio, Texas. He said he wanted to look like Michael Jackson for the contest.