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Article "Ebony Faced Merry Makers Frolic Tonight"

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Article "Ebony Faced Merry Makers Frolic Tonight"

Description

This article announces the first minstrel show given at the University of Richmond since the college relocated from its Lombardy Street location to the West End campus in 1914. The show, put on by the Richmond College Glee Club, is said to feature over 30 participants and the Richmond College Orchestra. The Glee Club was designed to host "the greatest line of jokes, conundrums, songs, stunts, etc. that can be imagined." The performers are described throughout the article as "ebony-featured," meaning the performers wore blackface. The show is promoted as an event that "cannot be missed."

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"Ebony Faced Merry Makers Frolic Tonight: Frolic Tonight at Red Cross Building in First Events of Its Kind for Some Years." The Richmond Collegian VII, no. 13 (January 14, 1921): 1, 8. https://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19210114.2.5&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

Date

1921-01-14

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English

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RichmondCollegianVII.13.1-19210114.JPG

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Ebony Faced Merry Makers Frolic Tonight",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed June 16, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/25.