Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

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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…

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."

Kathleen B. Francis donated her subscription brochure from the University Players' fifth season of offering a subscriber option. The season included five plays and four films. The plays were, in order of production, Robert E. Lee and Jerome…

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…

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 is The University Players 1975-76 brochure mailed to Miss M Jane Pope. The program includes the prices of tickets ($7.50 regular, $5.00 student), production time, box office information, request for subscription, and the four productions of the…

This is a news article from The Richmond News Leader about how the play Conquest of My Brothers will be opening at University of Richmond. It is described as a documentary-style play tracing "the white man's conquest of the Native American Indian."…

This is a University Players’ program for their show Rain. Some Fish. No Elephants. by Y. York that was staged October 1-4th, 1992 and took place in Camp Theatre (later renamed “Camp Concert Hall”). The show, that follows one family after an…

This correspondence from University Communications announces that the University Players and the University of Richmond’s Department of Theatre & Dance will be staging their first all African-American Play, Home on November 17-19, 2005 at 7:30…
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