Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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In this oral history interview, Madieth Malone (W’72) and Isabelle (Thomas) LeSane (W’72) sat down with Jacob Roberson (’19) and Ayele d’Almeida (’20) on March 5, 2019 in the Westhampton College Deanery Living Room. In…

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 a letter from Randy Walker, the Director of Public Information at the University of Richmond, to The Richmond Times-Dispatch Leisure Section about the University Players' four plays during the 1975-76 season in Camp Memorial Theatre. The…

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 a letter from E. Bruce Heilman to John Welsh, showing appreciation and commending him for directing the play Conquest of My Brother that was produced the previous week. In the letter, he expressed how he brought off-campus guests and was very…

This memo to the faculty and staff informs them that the faculty-staff banquet on March 7, 1969 will take place in the Westhampton College Dining Hall, and that the dinner will be followed by a University Players performance of Luigi Pirandello's Six…

This article written by Roy Proctor critiques The University Players' 1983 production of Shakespeare's Henry V directed by William H. Lockey Jr. Proctor criticizes the director's edition of Henry V being put on as a play within a play by University…

This is a program for The University Players' 1969 performance of A Man for all Seasons. Contained within it are advertisements for local businesses, as well as one purchased by Alpha Psi Omega, and an ode to the director of the production, Alton…

The Richmond Times-Dispatch sent Christine Darg to review the University Players' pending production of "Romeo and Juliet" and their choice to place the story in a "Great Gatsby"-era setting. Director William Lockey decided to reorient the familial…

The "John Loves Mary" premier production at University of Richmond in 1949 was reviewed by a staff writer for the Richmond News Leader, who noted a handful of drawbacks to the arena-style presentation but overall gave the show high marks. The author…
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