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Article "Marionette Show To Feature Voice Of Negro Student"

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Article "Marionette Show To Feature Voice Of Negro Student"

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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. Scammon. The performance was a reading of James Weldon Johnson's monologue, "Creation." Johnson was an author, songwriter and civil rights activist. The show also included the sketches, "The Taming of the Mew" and "An American Indian Ballet." In this article the later performances were given small descriptions, as the performance including Foster was not. The puppeteers for the performance were: Evelyn McAuley, Arthur Brown, Lois Fitzsimmons, Jimmie Franklin, Jean Hood, Allene Jones, Jean Neasmith, Priscilla Poteat, Mary Shelby, Kathleen Williams, Virginia Mayo, Betty MacMurty, Mary D. Hoffman, Mary Owen, and Ann Woodward.

Source

"Marionette Show to Feature Voice of Negro Student." The Richmond Collegian XXVII, no. 25, (April 11, 1941): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19410411.2.3&e=01-01-1939-31-12-1945--en-20--1--txt-txIN-colored-ARTICLE-----#

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1941-04-11

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Marionette Show To Feature Voice Of Negro Student",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 21, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/447.