Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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The University Players hosted a program of three one-act plays in the winter of 1931. The plays selected were written by students, including "Beau of Bath", directed by Jane Little, "The Son's Father", directed by its author Mary Lucile Saunders, and…

In December of 1931, the University Players hosted a program of three one-act plays in the Red Cross Building. The plays selected were written by students, including "Beau of Bath", directed by Jane Little, "The Son's Father", directed by its author…

This April 29, 1920 image depicts students from Westhampton College and Richmond College staging a pageant of the "Dwarfed Pine." Corresponding articles in The Richmond Collegian explain the pine as an emblem in "the East" of "long life and…

Westhampton College sophomores staged "The Yellow Jacket" in the Red Cross Building, located near the site of the current Modlin Center. The play had ten Chinese characters, each played by a white student. An article subheading stated that the…

This article announces the Westhampton freshman class production named "The Pageant of the Dwarfed Pine." This 1920 performance was staged in the "pagan splendor" of Japan, with the chorus performed a "Japanese folk song," F. Flaxington Harker's…

This Collegian article is a theater review of the production Conquest of My Brother presented by the University Players in November 1975. The reviewer Heath Haworth asserts the play is more of a “didactic, preachy documentary” rather than…

This page from The Web 1980 features photographs from the University Players' performance of the play The Diary of Anne Frank in 1979 directed by Frances Daniel. The play is a stage adaptation of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, recounting…

These two pages from The Web 1976 feature photographs from the University Players’ production of the play “Conquest of My Brother” in November 1975. “Conquest of My Brother” is a documentary-style play by Edward F. Emanuel that is about the…

This page from The Web 1976 features photographs from the University Players' production of the play “The Teahouse of the August Moon” in February 1976. “The Teahouse of the August Moon” is an American war comedy written by John Patrick based…

In this piece, Bari Jean Hobbs reviews the documentary drama In White America by Martin Duberman. Hobbs mentions how the drama, which dealt with the “negro in America” had not been presented in two years and the production set in Keller Hall had…
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