Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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A play in one act written by Mary Lucile Saunders that takes place in a "Chinese town." The play follows the conversation of characters. Special attention should be paid to Saunders' description of each character, especially to Charlie and Ling.…

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…

This article discusses a Marionette show that featured the voice of African American student, Francis Foster. Foster attended Virginia Union University, and the show took place at St. Catherine's in Richmond under the director of the department Mr.…

This article discusses a student variety show put on by dramatic director Professor Alton W. Williams. The show was said to include a performance by Professor N. Wilford Skinner, who was to lead the event and perform acrobatic tricks. The "hillbilly…

This article referred to as a "Campus Brainstorm" gives students an opportunity to publically voice their ideas regarding entertainment and social activities on campus. The brainstormers stated that they would like to see more minstrel shows from the…

These photos were published in The Web 1971 yearbook. It is a feature page of the University of Richmond's University Players, the school's theater group. The photos are specifically of the Player's production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare.…

This column published in The Collegian on January 20, 1922, was an advertisement for a play titled, "Yellow Jacket." According to the advert, "Yellow Jacket," was an "authentic" presentation of Chinese drama, and had been performed in New York. The…

This is a rehearsal schedule for a week in 1921, with meetings scheduled Wednesday through Saturday evening. The schedule has doodles and comments written in the margins; one note reads: "Place: just outside the President's office."
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