Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Theatre department faculty or staff members, telling about how the University Players will continue the same ticket policy. The faculty or staff were entitled to two…

This is a letter from John D. Welsh, the Director of The University Players to the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Department, inviting them to the eighth season of plays in James L. Camp Memorial Theatre. The recipients are given two…

This is the inside of a program for Westhampton College's performance of “The Merchant of Venice” by William Shakespeare on Thursday, November 17, 1927 at 8:15 P.M. The play was directed by Miss Emily Brown. The cast included nineteen actors and…

This is a review of the University Players' production of "Joan of Lorraine,", a play in which a company of actors stage a production of Joan of Arc. The reviewer first criticizes the writing of the play itself, before then turning to the University…

This is an article discussing the first African play to be performed on the University of Richmond's (UR) campus--Tegonni--that has an international cast and crew. "'Tegonni' is a Nigerian interpretation of Sophocles' "Antigone" by Femi Osofison"…

This is an article that announces the opening night of “Home”, the award-winning play by Samm-Art Williams, which had "the first all-black cast in the history of the University." The play was presented by the University Players and the…

Explores the intent behind the Quonset Hut Two (QH2), the student run theater, and its effects on campus life. The goals of the theater included creating a more accessible theater environment--tickets were free, encouraging higher student attendance,…

This page shows a short story written about George Reynolds Freedley, Class of 1925. No authorship information is given. The story explains his participation as a "thespian." Author poses the question, "what would our Minstrels do without George,"…

In 1959, the Collegian published an article detailing an upcoming production on campus that sought to relive the glory of the "Old Plantation." The article detailed the plans for Keller Hall to be transformed in order to mirror a plantation for the…

A Collegian article announcing the Westhampton College Spanish Club's play in Keller Hall at 7:30 p.m. Along with Pan-American Week, the Spanish Club's play was a way to emphasize Spanish affairs among the student body. The 1962 production focused on…
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